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The INC launched an event for the Nutrition Month Celebration, featured vegetable gardening in schools last July 2, 2012 to emphasize the importance of eating vegetables as part of a healthy diet. All public elementary and secondary schools are encouraged to conduce simultaneous vegetable gardening and A. D. Jimenez Elementary School is one of the school who participated in the said project. School administrators, teachers and non-teaching personnel are enjoined to participate in the month long celebration obey undertaking activities which will promote vegetable consumption and production in the schools. The activities should also highlight the National greening program focused on poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation and Gulayan sa Paaralan project by participating in tree planting and growing activities and establishing vegetable gardens
Every year, in the month of July, the National Nutrition Council led the whole nation in the celebration of Nutrition Month, purposely to disseminate nutrition messages to all Filipino through a focal theme. For 2012, the theme is Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin, araw-araw itong ihain to focus on the promotion of vegetables and its nutritional benefits.
pdf SAMPLE OF OUTPUT FOR DIGITAL POSTER MAKING CONTEST THE National Nutrition Council (NNC) of the Department of Health started the nationwide celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month with the planting of vegetables by school children of the Concepcion Elementary School in Marikina City in July 2 with the theme Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin.espen. Meralco Avenue.It’s expected the narrative and pictorial reports on the Nutrition Month Celebration be incorporated in the 3rd quarter report on the Integrated School health and Nutrition Program and submitted to the office of the Secretary. Pasig City. Presidential Decree 491 or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines appointed the National Nutrition Council as the lead agency to coordinate the nationwide celebration of this annual event held every July. araw-araw itong ihain. Attention: The Director. The objectives of this year’s celebration are to increase vegetable consumption as part of a healthy diet to address micronutrient deficiencies and non-communicable diseases. Deped Central office. to promote vegetable gardening as a source of additional food and income and to increase demand for vegetables to help local vegetable farmers. . DepEd Memo 101 S 2012 ESPEN Guidelines on Enteral Nutrition: Geriatrics http://www.org/documents/ENGeriatrics. the Nutrition Month. health and Nutrition Center.
dislike for vegetables because of taste and texture. folic acid. dietary fibers and a host of essential non-nutrient substances. From 145 grams per day in 1978. preparation time. B. obesity. c. diabetes and obesity. These are sources of dietary fiber. Filipinos are eating less and less vegetables. and diabetes. Vegetables ensure an adequate intake of most micronutrients. potassium.Why give importance to vegetables? Nutrition Month focuses on vegetables for several reasons: a. colorectal cancer. consumption has decreased to 110 grams per day in 2008. stomach cancer. The WHO recommends this amount for the prevention of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease. especially in less developed countries. Studies showed that among the reasons for low consumption of vegetables are—influence of family members who do not eat vegetables. iron. calcium. Vegetables as part of a healthy diet can help prevent major noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. How much vegetables should be eaten in a day? The World Health Organization recommends eating a minimum of 400 grams of vegetables and fruits per day which is equivalent to 5 servings per day with 3 servings of vegetables per day. b. Vitamin A. cultural beliefs about vegetables. cancer. E. Consumption of vegetables can help prevent micronutrient deficiencies. In terms of age groups. as well as for the prevention and alleviation of several micronutrient deficiencies. What are the health benefits of eating vegetables? May help decrease bone loss as vegetables decrease the amount of calcium excreted in the urine . fear of chemicals. children 6 months to 5 years old consumed a little amount of vegetables only. C. cost. What are the nutrients found in vegetables? Vegetables are packed with nutrients.
Steaming is the best way to cook vegetables. do not overcook.May help in lowering calorie intake and thus. Add iodized salt to the cooking liquid to reduce the loss of flavor. What are the ways of preparing vegetables? Most people do not eat vegetables because they do not know how to prepare them. either on a grill over live coals or a gas burner or electric coil. Microwaving preserves the color and texture of most vegetables better than other conventional cooking. and contribute to well-being. May contain antioxidants and protectants such as carotenoids. Start cooking vegetables in boiling water. Boiling such as nilaga or sinigang. Always keep vegetables slightly firm to the bite. . Broiling is a method of cooking by exposing food to direct heat. reduce the risk of diseases. cooking or presenting vegetables. Some vegetables can be eaten fresh. How can one get the most nutrients from vegetables? Vegetable fiber gives vegetable shape and firmness. help in maintaining healthy weight because vegetables are low in calories Vegetables do not contain cholesterol. Cook mild flavored vegetables in the least amount of water possible. lycopene and phytochemicals which can help strengthen the immune system. There are various ways of preparing. Stir-frying is a cooking method that can preserve the good flavor and color of vegetables.
raw or slightly steamed. Use pureed. grilling and baking. green. chopped onion leaves and carrots to instant noodles to improve nutritive value. Try crunchy vegetables like carrots. for “pinakbet” and then add other foods to complement it like fish. Add shredded vegetables such as malunggay. cooked vegetables such as potatoes to thicken stews. Eat vegetables like carrots. . tomatoes. and cucumber. soups and gravies. For instance. kangkong. Prepare vegetables in different ways by boiling.Cook strong flavored vegetables in an uncovered container to allow the strong flavors to evaporate. steaming. Plan meals around a vegetable dish. Vegetables grown above the ground should be cooked starting in boiling water to reduce cooking time. stir-frying. How can vegetables be included in a healthy diet? Buy fresh vegetables in season. leafy and yellow vegetables may be given already. are of very high in quality and nutrients Use a variety of vegetables to keep the meal interesting. What are ways to encourage children to eat vegetables? When a baby reaches 6 months of age. cucumber. Vegetables that are grown below the ground should be cooked starting with cold water because of their high-starch content. lettuce. celery with a dip or lowfat dressing. because they cost less.
Use a little fat. strained.Vegetables that are mashed. Just keep serving the vegetable dish in different shapes and ways until they develop a liking for it. hide the vegetables in the dish. You may also include cutup vegetables as snack like slices of carrots. Shred or blend the vegetable in other dishes such as soups and sauces or even use it as added . When all else fails. Prepare new vegetable dishes or prepare them in different ways. Involve children in preparing vegetable dishes. Add lettuce. Children can help in selecting and buying vegetables. Do not force children to eat vegetables. Include vegetables in your child’s baon or snack in school. Parents or caregivers must set the good example for children by eating vegetables themselves. tomato or cabbage in your child’s sandwiches. Offer a new vegetable at the beginning of the meal when small children are the hungriest. Mix vegetables with other foods that children like to eat. Encourage children to sample or take a bite. Make sure that vegetables are always part of the family meals. They must be easy to eat and taste good. chopped or cut into tiny pieces should be added to the baby’s complimentary food. Make vegetables more appealing and exciting by cutting them in different shapes. sugar and iodized salt to make vegetables dishes taste good to children.
Be creative.ingredients to burgers. . lumpia. Grow a family kitchen garden and involve children in gardening. leche flan and halaya. and even desserts like yema.
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