According to the NNC, the theme "stresses the importance of preparedness and prevention of hunger and malnutrition to minimize the impact of calamities and disasters. With the approval of the Nutrition Month theme, stakeholders especially local government units through the local nutrition committees are encouraged to plan for activities related to nutrition in emergency preparedness as these committees are also the local nutrition clusters."
The 3-fold objectives of this year's celebration are:
- To promote interventions to address nutritional needs in emergencies and disasters including preparedness, response and recovery.
- To mobilize responders particularly the local nutrition clusters and stakeholders to address gaps in nutrition in emergencies response from national to barangay levels.
- To increase awareness among families and individuals on coping and resiliency strategies to prevent malnutrition and worsening of nutritional status in times of emergencies and disasters.
Reference: http://www.nnc.gov.ph/home/item/1681-nnc-technical-committee-approves-2014-nutrition-month-theme and http://www.nnc.gov.ph/regional-offices/region-iii/item/1695-2014-nutrition-month-theme-approved