NNC13 HLC2019 2July 18, 2019 - NNC Caraga, in cooperation with the Department of Education Caraga and other line agencies, successfully conducted the 2019 Nutrition Month Contests - Nutrition Quiz Bee, Poster-Making Contest, Video Nutri Jingle Contest at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City as part of the Healthy Lifestyle Campaign during the 2019 Nutrition Month Celebration. As mandated by Presidential Decree No. 491 – the Nutrition Act of the Philippines – the National Nutrition Council (NNC) coordinates the nationwide celebration of Nutrition Month every July in order to increase awareness of the Filipinos on pressing nutrition concerns. This year’s official Nutrition Month theme which is “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo…push natin ‘to”. The theme is a call to action for Filipinos to practice a healthy diet and engage in regular physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours which go hand in hand. The annual campaign every July will serve as an avenue to help individuals make informed food choices and be guided on how to integrate physical activity in daily life; jump-start or reinforce nutrition advocacies and policies; and mobilize stakeholders to provide an enabling environment for a healthy diet and physical activity.

This year's participants for the Nutrition Quiz Bee are Grade 3 learners from the different schools division of Caraga Region. Nutrition Quiz Bee Winners: 1st Place - VIC ANDREI HERNANDO (Butuan City Division) 2nd Place - DUANE JON ACUÑA (Agusan del Sur Division) 3rd Place - LEEAM TAGARAO (Agusan del Norte Division). Poster-making contest participants are Junior High School students from the different schools division of Caraga Region. Poster-Making Contest Winners: 1st Place - WINSTON DELA PAZ (Surigao City Division) 2nd Place - CRISTIAN JOREN CAPOY (Butuan City Division) 3rd Place - BRYL GAMAYA (Tandag City Division). 10 high schools in Caraga Region submitted their entries for the Video Nutri-Jingle Contest. Video-Nutri Jingle Contest Winners: 1st Place - Tandag National Science High School, 2nd Place - Agusan National High School, 3rd Place - Caraga Regional Science High School. Dr. Gerna Manatad, OIC Asst. Regional Director of DOH-CHD Caraga gave an inspirational message and thanked all the parents, students, and teacher/advisers who participated to showcase their talent and intellectual skills.


Author: NO I Raphael P. Ochavo, RN