Presidential Decree 491 in 1974 declared that Nutrition Month shall be held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. The law mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to coordinate and lead the nationwide campaign.
The 2020 Nutrition Month theme is “Batang Pinoy, SANA TALL..Iwas Stunting. SAMA All! Iwas ALL din sa COVID 19!”
The theme calls for a collective vision of having taller Filipino children by preventing stunting through the participation of government, non-government organizations, civil society, business, academe, communities and families.