Leading the contract signing of 'Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo!' program are (from left) Cainta Mayor Johnielle Kieth Nieto, Former Health Undersecretary and Mag-Pinggang-Pinoy Tayo! 2019 Technical Working Group Chairman Dr. Ethelyn Nieto, DOH CALABARZON Division Chief Dr. Noel Pasion, FNRI Science Research Specialist Jovina Sandoval, and Ajinomoto Philippines president Tsutomu Nara. Also present are Technical Working Group Committee members (standing form left) Cainta Municipal Health Officer Dr. Edgardo Gonzaga, Nutritionist-Dietitian Fely Velandria, RND, MSc., Ajinomoto Philippines Director Andrew Ong, and Ajinomoto Health Marketing Specialist Joevin Eusebio.
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Ajinomoto program to educate Cainta on causes, effects of malnutrition
(Philstar.com) - October 9, 2019 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines — In collaboration with the Department of Health and Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Ajinomoto Philippines Corp. (APC) formed ties with the local government of Cainta to launch the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo! 2019 Program.

The public-private alliance brings the program to Cainta to educate its homemakers on the causes and effects of the "Double Burden of Malnutrition."

The country has been facing decades-long phenomenon called “Double Burden of Malnutrition,” which the World Health Organization defined as the “coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related noncommunicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.”

In 2018, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct the pilot run of Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo! in order to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy in malnutrition hotspots in Quezon City, Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas. 

The program also provides practical tips on how to serve Pinggang Pinoy using Ajinomoto’s delicious, healthy, easy-to-prepare and affordable recipes.

This year's ceremonial contract signing was held last September 20 at Cainta Elementary School. It was graced by former Health Undersecretary and Mag -Pinggang-Pinoy Tayo! 2019 Technical Working Group (TWG) Chairman Dr. Ethelyn Nieto, Cainta Mayor Johnielle Kieth Nieto, Cainta Vice Mayor Ace Bernardo Servillon, DOH CALABARZON Division Chief Dr. Noel Pasion, FNRI Science Research Specialist II Jovina Sandoval, and APC Group President Tsutomu Nara.
Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo! Program is a public-private alliance to help Filipino people combat Double Burden of Malnutrition.
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The program’s TWG, led by Dr. Nieto, has started to convene representatives from the four institutions to develop modules for homemakers, barangay health workers, and barangay nutrition scholars based on careful nutrition needs assessment. The education and livelihood programs, as well as the improvement evaluation, will ensue until the year 2020.

Cainta government also expressed its strong commitment to promoting the practice of Pinggang Pinoy in the whole municipality.

Tsutomu Nara, president of APC, conveyed his gratitude to the program’s stakeholders saying, “We all came here today to mark the beautiful changes that will happen in Cainta! And I thank all of you for showing your commitment. This event is a milestone that aims for a healthier citizenry to fight Double Burden of Malnutrition, not only in Cainta but in the entire Philippines.”


For updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

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