The Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines (NFP) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on January 18, 1960 by a group of educators, doctors, biochemists and public health practitioners. It was conceived to promote nutrition in the Philippines, as an important factor in improving the health of the people and ultimately of the welfare and economic life of the community. After 50 years of operation, NFP renewed its SEC registration, as required by law on July 13, 2010. Through the years, direct field services occupied a significant part of NFP’s regular activities. It also conducts training program in nutrition, development of IEC materials geared to the grassroots, the maintenance of its library facilities and provision of consulation services to organized groups in nutrition. It is an operating organization. Its main office is located at Dr. Juan Salcedo Jr. Bldg., #107 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City. The foundation has 3 regular staff, 2 part-time staff, 27 volunteers and 9 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 3 years on September 7, 2004 and which ended on September 6, 2007. First Renewal was for 3 years on March 5, 2012 and which ended on February 15, 2015.
Its purposes, among others, are “to develop programs and services that will improve the nurtitional status of the Filipinos particularly through nutrition education; to promote awareness and practice of nutrition principles through campaign directed at the public in general and the vulnerable groups in particular; to develop/improve techniques and approaches to nutrition education through applied research; and to contribute to the attainment of well-nourished individuals and families in targeted/selected communities through capacity building, education and training in community nutrition, provision of comprehensive nutrition-eduation related services, networking, partnership and modelling of innovative strategies”. The Foundation’s programs focused on the following areas: (1) Family Development Program (Nutrition and Health Kiddie Class and Dietary Counseling in the Community); (2) Seminar/Symposia in Nutrition; (3) Undergraduate practical training in Community Nutrition (Community Nutrition Practicum, Volunteer training in Public Health Nutrition); and (4) Nutrition Consultancy. Geographical scope of area: Luzon