Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nutrition Month: IRRI takes part in End Hunger concert

To show support for the fight against hunger and malnutrition, several staff members from IRRI jammed with counterparts from the health and nutrition community during the End Hunger concert, organized by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) as part of Nutrition Month celebrations in the Philippines.
IRRI delegation to the End Hunger Concert with DOH Asec Maria Bernardita Flores and Asec. Eric Tayag

The theme for Nutrition Month this year is Gutom at malnutrisyon, sama-sama nating wakasan! (Together we can end hunger and malnutrition!).

The concert brought together Filipino artists and musicians all sharing messages of unity to increase awareness about issues and actions needed to mitigate hunger and malnutrition, encourage stakeholders to contribute to the cause, and advocate for stronger political action to end hunger.

Notable performances were given by Nikki Gil, Luis Manzano, Noel Cabangon, Princess, Bamboo, Assistant Secretary of Health Eric Tayag, and many others.

The concert was held on 19 July 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Improving the nutrition and health of rice consumers and rice farmers is at the heart of IRRI’s work on developing high-nutrient rice varieties. For its part, IRRI has initiated several activities that are aligned with the Philippine Nutrition Month and National Year of Rice celebrations. These activities include presentations in nutrition conferences, a media day, an in-house campaign for brown rice, and many more.

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