Basic Concepts

Prevention, protection and conservation of the health of people through organized efforts and activities utilizing nutrition knowledge. Basic concepts include the following:

  • Good nutrition increases people's productivity, promotes learning ability, enables interactive participation and involvement.
  • Responsive nutrition programs are needs-oriented towards self-reliance.
  • Certain population groups are more nutritionally-at-risk than others.
  • Malnutrition is a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional problem.
  • Nutrition solutions require multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Strategies for solutions demand coordination and integration.
  • Involvement from government and private sectors is of utmost important.
  • Scientific evidence-based nutrition and dietetic information serve as bases for action.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and surveillance support decision-making. NDAP.

Fundamentals in Nutrition in Public Health and the Life Stages. 2004

 

 


RECOMMENDED ENERGY AND NUTRIENT INTAKES (RENI) (see the RENI table)
www.fnri.dost.gov.ph/reni

Philippines, 2002 Edition
RENI Committee, Task Forces, and the FNRI-DOST Secretariat