July 2019 marks the 45th year of Nutrition Mont h Celebration. Every private and government agencies support the celebration of Nutrition month in our country.
As our support to the government, last July 1 the President Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino National High School started to acquaint the school and community through parade with the theme “Kumain ng wasto at maging aktibo…Push natin to!” Nutrition Month celebration aims to promote healthy diets and daily exercise to become active and contribute to the reduction of overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases. It also teaches the public on how to better discern between healthy and unhealthy foods for better food choices; and encourage food industry including farmers, producers and distributors and food establishments to produce and make available healthier food options to consumers.
According to an NNC report, unhealthy diet is one of the common shared risk factors to obesity and non-communicable diseases. Based on the latest data, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults 20 years old and above in Calabarzon is 32.4% whi
ch is higher than the national prevalence of 31.1%.
Among our month long activities line-up are the following: Nutriquiz, Essay Writing, Poster Making, Cooking Contest, Parents Cooking Contest, Seminar to students about the importance of nutrition, Seminar to parents and Culminating Activity on July 30, 2019.
The Program in the school was successful. New talents had been discovered. Evidently the real essence of good nutrition had been manifested in the actual performance and exercises of talents of students.