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How do we prepare nutritious and healthy food, while also promoting local cuisines? As the COVID-19 pandemic affects the immediate and long-term health and well-being of millions of Filipinos, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to support a strong immune system in these difficult times.

In this episode (aired on July 9), learn tips on good diet and nutrition, as well as the importance of preserving and celebrating local food and culinary heritage of Filipinos.

Listen to the sustainable food enthusiasts from various fields of expertise, including Ms. Zenaida Velasco, National President of the Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines; Dr. Virgith Buena, Chairperson of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Nutrition and Dietetics; Assistant Professor Luchie Callanta from the University of the Philippines-Diliman; Chef Jam Melchor, Founder of the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement; Mr. Manuel Onalan, a traditional rice farmer in Kalinga; Mr. Sashah Dioso, a University Research Associate from the Center West Visayan Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines-Visayas; and Ms. Asha Peri, a plant-based chef and holistic wellness consultant.

Watch the full episode through our YouTube channel: