City Government leads Nutrition Month Celebration
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – For the whole month of July, the City Government of Tacloban through the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez will be spearheading a series of activities related to the Nutrition Month Celebration.
The City Nutrition Office enjoins all stakeholders to support the 2019 National Nutrition Month Celebration through the implementation of activities relevant to the theme to highlight the importance of good health and nutrition.
This year’s nutrition month theme, “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… Push na ‘to!”Underscores the importance of balanced nutrition through healthy meals and exercise.
“We should incorporate proper nutrition and physical activities. We should make it a priority because we are what we eat,” said City Nutrition Officer Ma. Lumen Tabao in an interview over Sumat Tacloban, the bi-weekly radio program of the City Information Office.
“Everyone is encouraged to observe proper nutrition not only in July but throughout the year in order to ensure a good and healthy lifestyle of all age groups, she added.
Among the proposed activities are Search for Biggest Losers; a healthy weight loss challenge that will be participated by Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) from July 3 to 24, 2019; Healthy Baby, and Pretty Preggy Mom 2019 ( July 25); Zumba, Walkathon, and launching of the NUTRIFAIR ( July 5 and 8); and Monitoring of establishments in Tacloban in relation to the “10 Kumainments”- a revised version of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF).
Seminars and training on Nutrition Action Planning/Formulation will also be held during the month.
The activities will be participated by the local government agencies and other stakeholders. Activities will start on Wednesday, July 3. – HJR/CBM/TCIO