Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos

  1. Eat a variety of foods everyday.
  2. Breast feed infants exclusively form birth to 4-6 months and then, give appropriate foods while continuing breast-feeding.
  3. Maintain children’s normal growth through proper diet and monitor their growth regularly.
  4. Consume fish,lean meat, poultry or dried beans.
  5. Eat more vegetables, fruits and root crops.
  6. Eat foods cooked in edible/cooking oil daily.
  7. Consume milk, milk products and other calcium-rich foods such as small fish and dark green leafy vegetables everyday.
  8. Use iodized salt but avoid excessive intake of salty foods.
  9. Eat clean and safe foods.
  10. For a health lifestyle and good nutrition, exercise regularly, do not smoke, and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.

food guide pyramid


Adopted from:

Food Nutrition Research Institute, 2001

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