The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) and its partner agencies have launched an online program meant to address mass malnutrition in the country.
Dubbed “FLExPHD Competition: Mobile Application (App) Development.” the project seeks to promote a “healthy and sustainable” dietary habits among the people.
PCAARRD’S partners were the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
PHD, as a form of “sustainable diet” that is healthy for both the people and the planet, can be modified to be culturally acceptable; accessible; economically fair and affordable; and nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy, while at the same time optimizing natural and human resources,
FLExPHD, stands for “Food is Life Exemplified promoting Planetary Health Diet.” Butch Guni
This offers opportunities for organizations and app developers to engage in collaborative efforts in seeking solutions to reverse the Filipino’s usual unhealthy diet. The app is envisioned to guide consumers in making data and values-driven food choices with PHD serving as its core decision support system,” the organizers said. Butch Gunio