L-R: ALKFI CFO Noemi Samson and managing director Susan Afan with nutrition officers Jovita Raval and Malou Enteria during the MOA signing in ABS-CBNABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) recently sealed a partnership with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to produce a situational documentary show for Filipino families in 2017.
The new “sit-commentary,” “Rikipedia,” will be aired soon on ABS-CBN to promote the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child, health services and social services to produce a new generation of healthy Filipinos and to help reduce poverty.
verty. The show aims to educate parents on proper nutrition for their growing families. It will highlight the importance of good health in a child’s first 1,000 days.
According to the NNC, one out of four pregnant women is nutritionally at risk and 33% of children in the Philippines are stunted or short for their age due to poor nutrition. Studies show that malnutrition can be prevented in the first 1,000 days, a period when parents can bring out their child’s full potential.
ALKFI managing director Susan Afan expressed gratitude to the NNC supporting the advocacies of the foundation. The NNC initially partnered with ALKFI for “Busog Lusog: Ang Gabay Sa Wastong Nutrisyon” that aired on ABS-CBN in 2008. In 2010, the “Why Not” edutainment program also featured positive eating behaviors for better nutrition.
better nutrition. Soon to air on ABS-CBN, “Rikipedia” will have a total of 25 episodes on the first 1,000 days of a child.