Kid-friendly Recipes, Rich in Protein and Calcium for National Nutrition Month


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The National Nutrition Council (NNC) sets the theme “Batang Pinoy, Sana Tall. I was Stunting, Sana All” for this year’s nutrition month. Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) joins the nation in celebrating the National Nutrition Month this July to bring to light the ill effects of stunting and how to prevent a child’s healthy growth from being stunted.

According to the 8th National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), 3 out of 10 Filipino Children (5 and below) are stunted. Stunting or “pagkabansot” in our native tongue is a manifestation of long term occurrence of malnutrition. It is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) “as impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation”.

How Stunting is Stunted

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Leading mobile money platform, GCash, is looking for partners in Mindanao for its GCash for Good – a pioneering corporate social responsibility program that enables Filipinos to donate to non-government organizations (NGOs) that champion worthy advocacies from education, environment to animal welfare among others.

This was announced yesterday by GCash VP for Corporate Communications Reyner Villasenor in a press launch held in Park Inn Hotel in Davao City who said that GCash for Good is another big step to further develop the GCash app into a more socially relevant and sustainable platform that help addresses issues across different levels of society.

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What Have You Planned To Take Your Kids During The Christmas Celebrations? Here are 5 Destinations That Are Worth Your Children’s Time

Every family has their own Christmas traditions. Some of these traditions have been handed down through the years from parents and grandparents. Some things families do are all their own.

Most children have a little over a week during the Christmas season in which they become bored right after the presents are opened. If you are lucky enough to live in a warm weather climate, your kids can go outside with their new cruiser skateboards. But the child who has to stay indoors because of the storms is the one that deserves a winter getaway.

Why not begin a new family ritual and take your kids out of the normal and plan a destination Christmas this year? Here are 5 destinations that you and your children will enjoy year after year.

1. Branson, Missouri

Each year, thousands of people travel to Branson, Missouri to enjoy more than five million lights on display. The main attraction is the theme park Silver Dollar City. There are seasonal shows throughout the town, as well as the world’s largest toy museum. These many holiday happenings are great for children of all ages. Stay in a log cabin with a warm fireplace and hot chocolate after listening to a story told by Mrs. Clause herself.

2. New York City, New York

There are so many things to see and do with children in the Big Apple. Don’t miss the Radio City Rockettes, the New York Hall of Science where there are over 1500 Gingerbread Houses, enjoy wandering carolers, delicious foods, and a brisk skate at the Rockefeller Plaza. There are many places to stay and so much to do in the city that never sleeps. Although, you’ll want your kids to sleep at some point. Stay at one of the many kid-friendly hotels near all the activities so you can skip the ride and enjoy walking and window shopping.

3. Williamsburg, West Virginia

Busch Gardens opens the Winter Wonderland named for the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph. You can get up close and pet reindeer as well as take a stroll down Sesame Street’s Forest of Fun. There are Christmas themed games, shows, and so many activities for the entire family.

4. Grapevine, Texas

Known as the Christmas Capital of Texas, Grapevine is home to more than 1,500 events commemorating the season. Various transportation is offered as a special event. Families can ride the train, dubbed The North Pole Express, or sit back and watch the Twinkle Light Boat Parade in the evening. There are old movies and swimming in the Great Wolf Lodge which is transformed into a “Snowland” of water.

5. Indianapolis, Indiana

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis erects a giant 47-foot Yule Slide each year where children, and adults, can slide down to the winter wonderland below. Other things to explore include pretend ice-fishing, a Giant Snow Globe, and the Snow Castle. Santa Clause and his elves are there daily and in the evenings, there is a two mile track of lights on display that families enjoy from their car.

By starting a new tradition of destination travel, you are gifting your family memories that will last much longer than the latest toy or electronic gadget. Take lots of pictures, but remain in the moment and enjoy the precious time with your family.    

Keeping It Rational: 7 Signs You Probably Shouldn’t Adopt the Dog You’ve Laid Your Eyes On

Adopting a dog is a big deal. It’s a huge responsibility for both yourself and your family. As you are looking at different dogs in your area that are available for adoption, you need to take into consideration every aspect of your new dog to make sure that you are finding the perfect fit. You’ll probably fall in love with almost every dog you see. But, here are seven things to consider before making that final choice.

1. Temperament

Every dog has their own personality just like people do. Some are more independent than others and some just want affection all of the time. While dogs will be nervous and easily excited when they are awaiting adoption, some behaviors could be signs of problems that you could have trouble dealing with.

Overly shy

Overly shy: If the dog is afraid of you and you aren’t able to coax them into coming to you or smelling your hand, it’s possible that the dog has been abused. It’s all too common, especially with dogs in shelters. They won’t let you pet them because they are afraid of you. Sometimes, the abuse may have been so severe that they are never able to trust humans again.


Possessive: If they won’t let you touch their toys or bedding without growling at you, it could also be a sign that they may have been abused. The growling could turn into biting, especially with strangers who aren’t aware of the dog’s possessive nature.

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