The whole world is applying tougher protocols to suppress the spread of COVID-19 as lockdowns and the temporary shutdown of businesses affect the usual food-related practices. Those who are healthy, as well as those with respiratory issues and symptoms, are being requested to stay at home. In other countries, restaurants and takeout offers are being limited and some fresh items are becoming less available. The same thing has been happening in the Philippines.
Nutrition, Health, and Their Connection
Good nutrition is essential for good health, especially in times when the immune system might be compromised and might need to fight back. Limited access to fresh and nutritious foods may restrict opportunities to continue eating a healthy and diverse diet. It can also lead to unhealthy consumption of highly processed foods, which are known to be high in fats, sugars, and salt. Be that as it may, even with limited ingredients, people can still continue to eat that kind of diet that promotes good health. And this is what SPECS Foundation hopes for, even with a few ingredients, as long as they’re nutrient-enriched and offer adequate protection against dreaded diseases, that people with less will still have access to good nutrition.
Whether it’s Puso Kitchen for all or a feeding program for kids in the community, one of SPECS Foundation’s goals is to see the people from destitute communities attain optimal health through nourishing meals. This goal was achieved last year and is still continuing now. This is all thanks to all who believed and supported our plans and goals. Once again, thank you!