Under-nutrition has been responsible for 60% of the 10.9 million deaths annually among children under five in developing countries, including Philippines. At the same time, overweight and obesity in young children are not just affecting well-developed countries but also finding their way in the developing countries, where both under-nutrition and obesity co-exist.
This 1-day workshop will share the latest updates on the nutritional and health status and developmental trend of young children in Philippines. The meeting will also help to identify the key nutrient deficiencies found to affect the optimal growth of these children and discuss strategies to improve nutrition status through the development of science based dietary guidelines and effective nutrition education. Relevant experience, approaches and strategies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam will also be shared at the workshop.
ILSI SEA Region
Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Philippines
Workshop objective (closed-door meeting):
- Share the latest updates on the nutritional and health status of infants and young children in Philippines
- Identify the key nutrient deficiencies found to affect the optimal growth of infants and young Filipino children
- Share survey results of nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, and young children in ASEAN Region
- Share relevant experience, approaches and strategies as well as findings from intervention studies from - Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam
- Provide forum for discussion on strategies to combat malnutrition among infants and young children in Philippines