PH Nutrition Council pushes vs commercials of unhealthy meals
MANILA – Around 37 million Filipinos are both chubby or overweight, an official of the Philippines’ Nutrition Council mentioned on Friday, because it cautioned the general public towards the consumption of unhealthy meals.
While there are additionally tens of millions of Filipinos who expertise starvation as a result of rising price of commodities, there are additionally those that endure the in poor health results of being chubby, mentioned Jovita Raval, Nutrition Information and Education Division.
Obesity often come from an excessive amount of consumption of salty and fatty meals, in addition to lack of sleep and correct train, she mentioned.
“Kailangan talaga tugunan na mabigyan sila ng balanseng weight loss plan, yung hindi maaalat at sobrang mamantikang pagkain at kailangan isulong natin yung bodily exercise,” she mentioned.
“Sa kabataan, importanteng magkaroon sila ng tamang oras ng pagtulog,” she mentioned.
The Nutrition Council is pushing for the approval of a “nutrient profile mannequin”, which can give shoppers an inventory of unhealthy meals that shouldn’t be marketed to kids, she mentioned.
“Isinusulong natin na ang mga lokal na pamahalaan ay magkaroon din ng ordinansa na ipagbawal yung pagbenta, pagmarket, mga promoting ng mga hindi masustansyang pagkain at inumin dahil malaking impluwensya yan sa mga kabataan,” she mentioned.
The authorities additionally wants to deal with the other aspect of the spectrum, which is malnutrition, Raval mentioned.
“May pag aaral din na ang mga ibang pamilya dahil naging kapos ang kanilang kinikita, imbis na kung dati kumakain ng isda, naging kumakain ng processed meals, ng mga delata, mga on the spot noodles na hindi gaano kasustansya,” she mentioned.
Raval suggested households to prioritize shopping for meals – particularly fruit and veggies – over different bills resembling vices.
Planting easy crops can assist households get nutritious meals at very minimal prices, she mentioned.
“Yung mga batang underweight, kapag nagkasakita pa sila at sobrang bagsak na ng kanilang katawan, maaari na nilang ikamatay ito kaya talagang nakakabahala,” she mentioned.
“May pagkain naman na hindi ganoon kamahal pero hindi natin pinapansin, tulad ng mga madadahong, berdeng gulay… Piliin din natin ang mga monggo at mga beans… Isa yan sa murang supply ng pagkain na siksik sa protina,” she mentioned.