SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022

March 2014

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022

National Nutrition Council Governing Board and Technical Committee

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Assistant Secretary and Executive Director IV, National Nutrition Council Department of Health

Country nutrition status 2022

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
SUN Academy Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

Enhancement and dissemination of nutrition plans; PIntensify advocacy to elevate nutrition as
development agenda at all levels; Development of a harmonized system for the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition; Budget tracking and analysis; Capacity-building for nutrition-sensitive programming

2022 Shared country good practice

Compendium of local ordinances on nutrition


A knowledge-sharing platform to enable local government units to learn from the initiatives of other units that have successfully harnessed the strength of policy instruments in scaling up nutrition.
This is publicly accessible.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) is the country’s national policy framework which is being developed since 1974. The document is aligned with the Philippine Development Plan, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and its long-term aspiration, AmBisyon Natin 2040 (The Life of All Filipinos in 2040). Various nutrition champions in the Philippine Congress have filed bills aimed at contributing to the achievement of better nutrition outcomes. Another notable achievement is the private-sector leadership in forming the Children’s First 1000 Days Coalition to address child malnutrition in the first 1000 days.


The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) serves as the country's framework for nutrition action and basis for collaboration among stakeholders. It is further guided by a results framework reflecting interventions to be implemented by various agencies, development partners and other stakeholders. At the subnational level, nutrition action plans have been formulated that are aligned with the PPAN. The National Nutrition Council will continue to conduct activities to mobilize local government units (LGUs) to sustain efforts to increase investment for nutrition through the formulation of local nutrition action plans.


Capacity-building projects have been developed to strengthen country capacity and nutrition governance through the peer learning approach, including the Nutrition Champions Project, the Nutrition Shepherding Project, the Learning Hub for Enhanced and Revitalized Nutrition Project and the Nutrition Leadership Governance Course for elected local chief executives. The country will sustain these activities to advocate for and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences related to nutrition programme management and to inspire each other to invest in nutrition.


The governance systems and structures in the Philippines at national and subnational levels have been in place since the 1970s. Other indications of institutionalization at the national level include the regular formulation of the national nutrition plan as part of the national development planning system every six years and the updating of the plan midway through the development cycle. Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to ensure that identified commitments are implemented. Membership in the national and subnational Multi-Stakeholder Platform are both inclusive and holistic. In 2022, 14 of 17 regions were able to form subnational SUN Networks.