have healthier children, DOH says
By ALICE NICART,
October 7, 2011
CATBALOGAN CITY –
The Center for Health Development of Region VIII, through its
Regional Nutritionist/Dietician, Emily Grande stressed today that,
indeed, children whose fathers are not smoking cigarettes have better
This she said
yesterday, during the program launch of “Expanded Garantisadong
Quitting smoking among
parents, elders and caregivers, is one of the eight strategies to
significantly reduce the high prevalence of malnutrition, Grande
pointed out, as she referred to the high prevalent rate of
malnourished children in the province.
According to her,
concerned agencies in the area should work hard together because the
country is committed to reduce nutrition-related infant morbidity and
deaths among children and mothers by 2015.
should again be reminded that breastmilk is the best milk the world
has ever produced for children, thus breastfeeding must be their
primordial concern once a new baby comes to the family. This is
followed by complete immunization, Vitamin A supplementation,
deworming, proper hand-washing, proper toothbrushing, and toilet use.