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Republic of the Philippines Department of Education Region 02 Division of Quirino District 1 of Diffun

Narrative Report on the District Nutrition Month Celebration

Nutrition is very important for everyone, but it is especially important for children because it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Children simply don’t know enough on their own to naturally choose to eat well. Unfortunatel y, the foods and snacks that taste the best are usually the worst for our bodies, and a child left to their on whim will almost always choose junk food over fruits and vegetables. Provide them with the right nutrition now and they will learn at an early age what’s necessary for good health. This years’s theme for Nutrition Month Celebration, “Gutom at Malnutrisyon, Sama sama Nating Wakasan” aims to increase awareness on hunger issues and actions to mitigate hunger; encourage government agencies, non government organizations, private sector, civil society organizations and communities; and to contribute in addressing hunger issues and advocate for stronger political action and end hunger. In compliance, Diffun District 1, as spearheaded by Dr. Sonia C. Pagbilao, District InCharge, and Dr. Amelia C. Naval, the District Nutrition Coordinator, together with the other teachers in the different schools in the district has celebrated the Nutrition Month last July 28,2013, Thursday at 8 o’clock am. A Search for the Most Healthy Boy and Girl (for Grade Six Pupils) was done simultaneously with the Quiz Bee (for the Grade Five Pupils). There were knowledgable judges for both activity. To highlight the program, Dr. Luz Tubiera, the Division Nutrition Coordinator, was invited as speaker and gave emphasis on eating MMK (Malunggay, Monggo and Kalabasa). This helps school children to set them up for a life of proper eating and nutrition, almost certainly helping them to live longer. As it was said: “Teach them (children) healthy eating habits now and you’ll perpetuate a healthy lifestyle for them and put them on autopilot on their way to lasting wellness.” All is well that ends well, the celebration had successfully culminated and was enthusiastically enjoined by everybody and ended up at 11:40 am.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Education Region 02 Division of Quirino District 1 of Diffun .