NNC1Province of Agusan del Norte culminates the 2019 Nutrition Month Celebration last August 07, 2019 at Robinsons Place Butuan. NO II Leah Vina P. Vargas represented the National Nutrition Council Caraga and served as one of the board of judges of the many contests prepared by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. Hon. Elizabeth Marie Calo who is the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member for Health represented Agusan del Norte Governor, Hon. Dale B. Corvera and gave an inspirational speech. Hon. Calo emphasized the importance of taking care of our body and that it is a moral obligation. She also commended all nutrition workers, especially the Provincial Nutrition Action Officer, Ms. Silver Joy Tejano, the District Nutrition Program Coordinator, Ms. Eden Amper, the Municipal Nutrition Action Officers, the Barangay Nutrition Scholars, the Municipal Health Officers, nurses and municipal/barangay health workers for their courageous and usual support to the nutrition program. Hon. Calo also shared her personal experience of taking care of her nutritional health. She exclaimed that adhering to the nutrition month theme, "Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo...Push natin 'to!", is a basic concept but plays a vital fundamental role in one's health.

Performing and deserving nutrition workers were also given due recognition as they receive plaques for their service. All participants also enjoyed a Zumba exercise wherein they danced with glee which is part of the nutrition month theme to be more active. In the afternoon, representatives from the ten municipalities of Agusan del Norte performed as they participated in the nutrijingle contest.

Author: NO I Raphael P. Ochavo, RN