Central Visayas Decrease Malnutrition and Overweight rates

Records from the Operation Timbang (OPT) Plus has released a great evaluation of decreased in malnutrition and overweight percentage of youth in our society. Last evaluation of data was recorded during the 2015 National Nutrition Survey.

Dumaguete Nutri-Fit Walk

With coordination of the Nutrition Month of July, different schools from Dumaguete gathered in the Nutri-Fit Walk yesterday morning at the Aquino Freedom Park. Thousands of students and school officials gathered in the Nutri-Fit Walk.

Theme: “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Guton at Malnutrisyon Agapan” (Prepare for Calamities: Withdraw Hunger and Malnutrition)

Back in 2015, the nutrition survey was headed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology. In the Central Visayas, the results showed 22.8% out of 100 children (ages 0-5 years old) were underweight and malnourished while 21.5% out of 100 are overweight.

The province of Cebu had a 6.21% of malnutrition cases in their pre-school pupils, while Negros Oriental had 5.84% in the same case of malnutrition. Siquijor had 4.46% and Bohol 3.97%. These records were made back in the 2015 nutrition survey.

Malnourish and Overweight status

After another survey last year, the provinces of Central Visayas Region have amazingly showcased a decreased in the rate statuses. Children who were underweight was recorded to be 4.91% in 2015. In 2016, the percentage for underweight went down to 4.6% only. Overweight children were recorded 12.64% in 2015 and has amazingly decreased to 3.51% in 2016!

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