This theme focuses on food production at home through the family's own garden. This is the food planted at home (inside our outside your home), in your little backyard or farm.
- located at home
- has different varieties of plants
- serves as supplemental rather than a main source of family's food consumption or income
- mostly small areas
- very easy to start
The Nutrition Month Theme 2018 aims to improve the healthy food consumption of Filipinos, food security or to be self-sufficient as possible with backyard gardening.
Having food gardens can help improve the family as well as the community's food security. If you have plenty of vegetables or fruit crops, you can even sell some of them to earn additional income for the family.
Remember this year's Nutrition Month central theme surrounds on the idea of family food gardening.
The NNC selected the nutrition month 2018 theme "Ugaliing magtaniim, Sapat na nutrisyon aanihin!" out of the 142 entries that the contestants submitted. Ms. Julie Ann Q. Colipano, a contestant from Valencia City, Bukidnon, was the one who created this theme.
Congrats to Ms. Colipano!