The celebration of the 2016 Nutrition Month was officially wrapped up with the conduct of Baby Food on Parade Contest as its culminating event, held last 23 August 2016 at the Fisher Mall, Quezon City.
Anchored on the theme, “First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan!”, the month-long celebration featured a series of events that promotes the first 1000 days of life as the golden window of opportunity in a child’s life to achieve optimum growth and development. All over the country, national and local government agencies, schools, and various stakeholders conducted activities and offered services related to maternal and infant nutrition and health.
The Baby Food on Parade contest was organized as a promotional strategy for appropriate complementary feeding. It highlighted age-appropriate complementary food recipes developed by nutrition and dietetics and culinary students from the National Capital Region and CALABARZON. Proper feeding techniques were also featured as an integral component of successful complementary feeding through an “Ask the Experts” portion during the contest.