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

 

AJI SAVOR Calcium-Rich Recipes

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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Ginataang Daing with Malunggay

What will I cook for today’s meal? was the most question that came into my mind especially that I’m working from home and have much time to cook because of the Enhanced Community Quarantine Order to keep us safe from this deadly pandemic.

Social distancing, using a facemask, frequent handwashing, and healthy lifestyle and food are ways to keep us safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentioning healthy food, what I have below is a menu that rich in nutrients, budget-friendly and easy to cook as well.

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Pancit Bihon Guisado

One of the most popular menus served by Filipinos during special occasion like birthday is Pancit Bihon Guisado. This dish is made of rice or flour noodles, meat and vegetables and is signifies as long life for Asian culture because of the long noodle strands. Every household including me have its own way of making this dish, depending on what kind of ingredients they want to add to make it delicious.
Actually, this dish is also perfect for everyday meal that is quick, easy to cook and affordable as well. Here’s a version of my Pancit Bihon Guisado

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Send-A-Shakey’s This Mother’s Day

It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the love and sacrifices of mothers, motherhood and maternal bands around the world.
Each one of us have our own super wo-Mom, the one who carried us in her womb, gave birth to us after nine months, played with us, fought with us and raised us to be the best version of ourselves. Every year on the second Sunday of May, we honor and say thank you to our super wo-Mom whose unconditional love we can’t even fathom and whose strength is totally undeniable.

What are your plans to surprise Mom this year besides the traditional flowers and cakes?

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