(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


Sunday, August 2, 2015

News Feature: How to entice kids to eat veggies

By Ma. Idelia G. Glorioso

Do your kids hate eating vegetables?

Vegetables are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fibers.

Vegetables are very nutritious since they contain good amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin B complex.

These vitamins protect the eyesight, keep the skin smooth and clean, prevent the occurrence of bleeding gums and easily- bruised skin, and increase the body’s resistance against infection.

Encouraging kids to eat a variety of foods especially fruits and vegetables can be easy by following these simple tips:

Be artistic. Make dishes enticing. Colorful foods presented in different shapes are more appealing to kids.

If the kid dislikes veggies, serve them at the early part of the meal when he or she is hungriest.

Cut veggies into bite-size pieces and combine with the child’s favorite food.

Hide grated vegetables in foods that they love to eat such as pastas, rice dishes, muffins and bread.

Remember the 3rd message of the 2012 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) says “Eat more vegetables and fruits everyday to get the essential vitamins, minerals and fiber for regulation of body processes”.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City,  Metro Manila, Tel./Fax: 8372934, 8373164; FNRI-DOST website: http//www.fnri@dost.gov.ph, email:mar_v_c@yahoo.com, mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph; FNRI Facebook page: facebook.com/FNRI-DOST; FNRI Twitter account: twitter.com/FNRI-DOST. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)