NFP contributes to the attainment of well-nourished individuals and families in targeted/selected communities through:
- provision of comprehensive community-based nutrition and related services
- networking, partnership and alliance building, and
- modeling of innovative strategies
Community Nutrition Practicum – A training program designed to immerse senior BS Nutrition and Dietetics students in the field of Community Nutrition and Public Health. This aims to apply theories learned in their respective Public Health Nutrition Courses in the community level. The 250-hour immersion is also a requisite for admission to the Licensure Examination for Nutritionist-Dietitians by the Professional Regulatory Commission.
NFP Anniversary and Nutrition Month Celebration Seminar – A regular activity conducted every July which aims to celebrate NFP’s anniversary (July 15), and the Nutrition Month. An information dissemination on the year’s Nutrition Month Theme is usually highlighted in this occasion through a seminar and other fun activities.
Dr. Juan Salcedo, Jr. Annual Memorial Lecture/Conference – Since 1985, NFP hosts the Annual Dr. Juan Salcedo, Jr. Memorial Lecture as a way of honoring its founder, and a national scientist. The event updates allied health professionals in the topics about nutrition, biochemistry, public health and other related fields. This seminar-symposia is a CPD-accredited activity.
Nutrition Clinic Services – NFP offers comprehensive nutrition consultation for different nutrition needs and health-related conditions. The clinic includes nutritional assessment with practical individualized nutrition advice. NFP’s registered nutritionist-dietitians focus on nutritional management of disease and conditions that are linked to body weight, eating habits, food choices and physical activity.
Consultancy and Partnership Projects – NFP also provides consultancy services and technical assistance to different organizations/institutions as project partners, resource speakers, and/or implementing team.
Kalusugang Pambata ay Mahalaga (KPM) – A daycare-based partnership project with the Local Government of Camiling, Tarlac, through the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Dept., and Monde Nissin Corporation, aiming to introduce good nutrition practices to preschool children through supplementary feeding and nutrition education, with reinforcement through nutrition education of parents, and training of daycare teachers.
Good Nutrition: Key to Healthy Children – A multi-country collaboration focused on providing school-age children education on good nutrition and active lifestyle through scientific-based Nutrition and Health Modules. This project was spearheaded by the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition Network (SEA-PHN) and was piloted in school year 2018-2019.
Nutri-Garden School Program – A pilot school-based project implemented in 2015-2016 at Bagong Silangan High School targeting selected Grade 12 students, which aims to teach teenagers about the importance of food, nutrition and health, through the establishment of an edible garden as part of hands-on learning activities, along side nutrition education modules on sustainable, healthy dietary choices. This concept-project was initiated by former Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) volunteer Maree Bouterakos together with NFP, and was financially supported Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program. The Joy of Urban Farming Program of the Quezon City Vice Mayor’s Office also took part in this pilot by providing technical assistance, gardening supplies and tools.
Nutrition and Improvement for Women and Children during the First 1,000 Days of Life in Doña Remedios Trinidad (DRT), Bulacan – This collaborative project conducted in 2017 included demographic and nutritional assessment of the beneficiaries, supplementary feeding program through dry ration, nutrition education sessions and community mobilization through nutrition labeling of fruit-bearing trees and vegetables. This project was conducted in partnership with the Angat Buhay Project, Solana Land and the LGU of DRT. The Municipal Health Office of DRT closely worked with NFP in this project’s implementation.
Nutrition and Health Kiddie Classes (NHKC) – NFP’s flagship program for more than 20 years, which targets 4-6 years old preschool children that aims to improve the children’s nutritional status by promoting and providing knowledge in health and nutrition, and by advocating health and nutrition to their parents and other family members . This started in 1995 and officially closed in 2017. The project was eventually adopted as a regular activity of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Department of the municipality of Alaminos in Laguna, one of partner communities in the implementation of the NHKC.