Local NNC reports decline in malnutrition cases

Posted by watchmen
July 10, 2017

The National Nutrition Council-Region VI (NNC-6) recently reported a decline in reported malnutrition cases in Panay and Negros.
According to NNC-6 coordinator Nona B. Tad-y, cases dropped from 5.58 percent in 2015 to five percent in 2016.
The descent has been a trend over the past few years, with the number of cases at 7.05 percent in 2012.
The number of stunted children, or those short for their age, also fell. The cases dropped from 91,712 in 2015 to 83,934 in 2016.
NNC-6 credits the decline to the Department of Health (DOH) campaign promoting breastfeeding and local governments allocating funding to provide nutrition programs./WDJ

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