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Well-nourished children make up resilient nations—children’s rights group

A child waits in the rain with fellow typhoon survivors as they line up in hopes of boarding a C-130 plane in Tacloban City. AP FILE PHOTO

The nutrition of children is a key factor to make the Philippines more resilient to disasters, such as supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) which struck the country nearly a year ago, an international children’s rights group said Friday.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Filipina moms choose to build a generation of kids with ‘multiple intelligence’

Stylist, Author, and Columnist Jenni Epperson with son Dylan Epperson.

Traditionally, it is believed that standardized intelligence tests measure intelligence accurately and meaningfully, but according to Howard Gardner, Hobbs professor of education and cognition at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, intelligence is more complex than that.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Middle class dumps junk food for healthier snacks


Cynthia is a Makati-based bank employee who, every now and then, craves potato chips in between meals.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

DOST drafts simple guide to eating healthy

Obesity among Filipino women is a common problem. AFP file photo. AFP FILE PHOTO

Fight obesity by eating healthy. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has crafted a simple, almost elementary, guide for adults to eating right as it sounded an alarm about the ever growing number of obese Filipinos.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Healthy, set, go!


Last June 1, the country celebrated Alaska World Milk Day for the second time. Spearheaded by the Philippines’ leading milk company Alaska Milk Corporation, the celebration fulfilled its promise to be bigger and better than the fete last year, which gathered more than 3,000 participants in its fun run and raised the same number of milk products for the feeding program of Children’s Hour and its partner organizations.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »