The City Government of Tagum through the City Nutrition Council (CNC) kicked-off its celebration of the 2014 Nutrition Month last July 8, 2014 through a nutri-walk participated by all the day care centers (total of 91) in Tagum City, which aims to increase awareness among families and individuals on strategies to prevent malnutrition among youngsters.
The event, dubbed as “Piso Walk Campaign for Nutrition,” also aims to generate funds to supplement the feeding programs in their respective day care centers. Pupils, their parents and the general public were encouraged to contribute in the feeding programs.
Also highlighting the event was the annual Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) through the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET), which consists of the evaluation of three selected barangays, which were validated on their performance and accomplishment on nutrition programs.
These barangays are Canocotan, Bincungan and Magugpo North, whose accomplishments and performance will be the basis if the city will advance to the next level to clinch the Green Banner Award, considered to be the highest award in nutrition.
Serving as Guest Speaker during the program was Dr. Maria Teresa L. Ungson, Nutrition Regional Coordinator, who highlighted the importance of breastfeeding as a basic foundation in attaining proper nutrition for children.
This year’s celebration banners the theme “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan!” | Gleiza Delgado of CIO Tagum