Ma. Jovina A. Sandoval, Science Research Specialist II from DOST-FNRI explains
the importance of pinggang pinoy and how it can help you eat correctly and
eat the right foods.
Pinggang Pinoy simply teach you to always prepare a plated meal for yourself
and for your family following the pinggang pinoy food guide.
Each meal should be filled with the recommended amounts of go, grow and
Go foods are those foods that give you energy. Go foods have fats and
carbohydrates. Butter and cheese are sources of fat. Bread, rice, and
pasta are sources of carbohydrates.
Grow food are those foods that help you grow tall and strong. Grow foods
are rich in protein. Protein-rich foods build muscles. Protein can be found
in meat, chicken, peanuts, and beans.
Glow food keeps your body well. Glow foods are rich in vitamins and
minerals. These foods help you maintain good eyesight and healthy skin.
They prevent many kinds of diseases. Fruits and vegetables are glow food.
Your plate that contains all the food groups in the correct amount makes
a balanced diet.
A balanced diet makes you healthy and strong.
The project “MAG- PINGGANG PINOY TAYO” is a collaborative project of the
Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute
(DOST- FNRI), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd)
and Ajinomoto Philippines, Corporation (APC).
“MAG- PINGGANG PINOY TAYO” program is initiated by the APC through its
Ajinomoto Creating Shared Value (ASV), recognizing the Pinggang Pinoy as
a helpful tool in establishing healthy eating habits and enhancing the overall health of Filipinos.
Likewise, it is APC’s commitment to helping the country solve the perennial
problem on Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) as revealed in the latest
2015 National Nutrition Survey wherein 3 out of 10 (31.1%) Filipino
adults were overweight and obese, while 2 out of 10 (21.5%) and 1 out of
3 (33.4%) children under five years old were underweight and stunted,
The project aims to empower the community to adopt a healthy lifestyle
by educating the key influencers in the community, including Barangay
Health Workers (BHW), Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS), and mothers.(fnri)