Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fun Run set to celebrate Nutrition Month

DAGUPAN CITY – During the celebration of the Nutrition Month, the city government, Department of Education and hospital personnel including stakeholders will join  a fun run on July 26 along  the Jose De Venecia  Expressway  Extension  from  Lucao to Pantal.
This year’s Nutrition Month theme is “Timbang Iwasto sa Tamang Timbang at Ehersisyo”.
The other highlights of the celebration include a cook fest, poster-making and nutri-jingle contests among all schools here on July 24 set at the DepEd Division Training Center.
“We will also conduct deworming for babies from 12 to 17 months old in all 31 barangays and public schools and micronutrient supplementation for 0 to 59 months old babies at the City Health Office Main Health Center and in the Barangay Health Stations,” said Leah L. Aquino, city nutrition officer.
The Nutrition Office will also involve the senior citizens and other vulnerable groups in the advocacy and information education campaign to promote among their group good nutrition through healthy lifestyle and exercise in line with the program of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez for all elderly to live an active and happy lifestyle.
A lay fora on nutrition and the importance of exercise will also be held to be participated in by all barangay nurses, barangay nutrition scholars, barangay health workers, city health office and city nutrition office personnel.
The celebration will culminate with the holding of the  Barangay Nutrition Scholars' Day. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)         

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