NNC-CAR works for 2019 Nutrition Month celebration

BAGUIO CITY –The health and nutrition sector takes the center stage in July in celebration of Nutrition Month to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos in accordance with Presidential Decree 491 s. 1974.
This year’s celebration theme “Kumain ng wasto at maging aktibo… Push natin ‘to!” (Eat healthy and do physical activity… let’s push this!), encourages everyone to advocate and realize the consumption of healthy diets, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behavior. Pushing the advocacy means that everyone can contribute to better nutrition and physical activity for better health.
The 2019 Nutrition Month regional and city celebration will be launched jointly in a kapihan forum on July 3.
On July 12 will be an advocacy walk cum Nutri-Walk or Forest Bathing at Camp John Hay. It will start at 7AM from Scout Barrio open field to the Amphitheatre ending with a short “hataw” exercise and awarding of the winners in the Search for the Weight Management Project Performers.
The annual “Nutri Pasada” program which was conceptualized by the members of the Cordillera Administrative Region Media Educators in Nutrition (CAR-MENU) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC-CAR) is tentatively set for July 23 at the Benguet National High School. This aims to bring to the nutritionally depressed barangays or schools with high prevalence of overweight and obesity the basic programs of government on good nutrition, healthy lifestyle and organic farming through the conduct of lectures, cooking contests and games for the participating children.
Students of the Benguet National High School will participate in lectures on nutrition and physical activity, urban gardening, quiz bee, dance competition, search for the biggest loser and gardening contest.
Spearheading the celebration is the Regional Nutrition Committee member agencies with the NNC as lead in partnership with CAR-MENU. **JDP/MAWC – PIA CAR

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