Personnel from City Government of Ozamiz shares the activities lined up for the month-long Nutrition Month celebration this July which include gardening, cooking, nutria jingle, photo contest and information drive. (PIA/Misamis Occidental)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental -- Gardening, cooking, nutria jingle, photo contest and information drive are just some of the activities that the City Government of Ozamiz has lined up for the month-long Nutrition Month celebration this July.
City Nutrition Committee of Ozamiz spearheaded the 44th National Nutrition Month celebration with the theme, “Ugaliing Magtanim, Sapat na Nutrisyon Aanihin,” during the flag raising ceremony at Mayor Fernando T. Bernad Memorial Hall Don Anselmo Bernad Avenue, City Hall Ground, Ozamiz City.
Aimed to contribute to improving food and nutrition security by increasing access to a diversified source of food for families in the community, the Nutrition Month celebration is a nationwide celebration in order to increase awareness of Filipinos on pressing nutrition concerns.
City Nutrition Head, Lelit Gallo Navarez said, “The Nutrition Month campaign will focus on promoting home food production through family food gardening.”
Navarez also said among the activities lined up are the contest on the Best Vegetable Household Garden as an advocacy on the importance of planting vegetables for home consumption and to provide the family members with a supply of vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals.
The event was participated by local and national government agencies, health personnel, barangay nutrition scholars, barangay health workers, non-government organizations (NGOs) and barangay nutrition committees.
The culminating program is set on July 27 with a highlight on awarding of winners “Gulay sa Balay” contest. (Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon/PIA-Misamis Occidental)
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