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Partner Type

Government Agency

Areas of Interest

Monitoring and Evaluation, Advocacy, Education , Counseling / Social Welfare, Health, Local Government

Key Officials

Assistant Secretary Maria-Bernardita T. Flores, CESO II

Executive Director IV

Maria Teresa L. Ungson, RND, MPS

Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator

Organizational Mandate

The NNC, as mandated by law, is the country's highest policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition.

History of Composition and Legal Bases

  • 1947   Creation of the Philippine Institute of Nutrition (PIN) as a first attempt to institutionalize a national nutrition program
  • 1958   Reorganization of the PIN into the Food and Nutrition Research Center (FNRC) under the National Science and Development Board
  • 1960   Organization of the National Coordinating Council on Food and Nutrition (NCCFN), a loose organization of government and non-government  agencies and organizations involved in nutrition and related projects.
  • 1971   Promulgation of Executive Order No. 285, mandating the National Food and Agriculture Council (NFAC) to coordinate nutrition programs in addition to coordinating national food programs, thus, superseding the NCCFN.
  • 1974   Promulgation of Presidential Decree No. 491 (Nutrition Act of the Philippines, 25 June 1974), which created the National Nutrition Council (NNC) as the highest policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition.
  • 1987   Promulgation of Executive Order No. 234 (Reorganization Act of NNC, 22 July 1987) reaffirming the need for an intersectoral national policy-making and coordinating body on nutrition. It expanded the membership of the NNC to include the Departments of Budget and Management (DBM), Labor and Employment (DOLE), Trade and Industry (DTI), and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Department of Social Welfare and Development was named chair of the NNC Governing Board.
  • 1988   Administrative Order No. 88 named the Department of Agriculture as the NNC Chair of the NNC Governing Board.
  • 2005   Executive Order No. 472 named the Department of Health (DOH) as the chair of the NNC, with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Interior of Local Government (DILG) as vice-chairs. In addition to its policy and coordinating functions, NNC was also tasked to focus on hunger-mitigation and authorized to generate and mobilize resources for nutrition and hunger-mitigation programs.
  • 2007   Executive Order No. 616 designated the NNC as  oversight of the Accelerated Hunger-Mitigation Program to ensure that hunger-mitigation measures are in place, and are reported to the President.




NNC Vision Statement


  • NNC is the authority in ensuring the nutritional well-being of all Filipinos, recognized locally and globally, and led by a team of competent and committed public servants.

    NNC Mission Statement

    To orchestrate efforts of government, private sector, international organizations and other stakeholders at all levels, in addressing hunger and malnutrition of Filipinos through:


  • Policy and program formulation and coordination;
  • Capacity development;
  • Promotion of good nutrition;
  • Nutrition surveillance;
  • Resource generation and mobilization
  • Advocacy; and
  • Partnership and alliance building




  • We conduct our work and relate with our various stakeholders and partners with deep sense of honesty and openness.



  • We serve with enthusiasm and dedication characterized by versatility and dynamism, discipline and strict adherence to work ethics.



  • We provide high quality and timely service characterized by  a unified, innovative and competent performance.



  • We respond to the needs of our  employees and various publics with love and respect and recognize the valuable contribution of each member of the organization.



  • We conduct our business with openness and truthfulness with strict adherence to existing laws, rules, regulations of government and the principles of good governance.

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