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DID YOU KNOW: Nutrition month is observed every July

/ 05:00 AM July 04, 2018

Nutrition Month is observed every July by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 491 signed on June 25, 1974 by President Ferdinand Marcos.

The decree, which stated that a nutrition program was a vital and integral part of social reform and economic development, also created the National Nutrition Council (NNC) which was tasked to be the highest policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition.

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The NNC Governing Board is a collegial body chaired by the health secretary.

The NNC holds office at the Nutrition Building on Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Taguig City. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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