Monday, June 22, 2020

Handicraft # 8: Soap Carving

Soap Carving

Our hands have been busy doing soap carving nowadays for our handicraft. We are making simple sculptures from a bar of soap and my boys are enjoying it. Even my 6 yo is liking it although he is very much dependent on us. He would ask me or his Dad to work with him.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Healthy Diet Safeguards Against COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non communicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.” 

The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low income Filipino households to sustain each person’s required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom. 

Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable safeguard to protect our family from diseases.