Zambo marks Nat’lNutrition Month today PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 July 2015 12:03

by Vic Larato

The city government of Zamboanga through the City Health Office and the City Nutrition Council joins the entire nation in the celebration of the 2015 Nutrition Month this July with an opening program at 4 p.m. at Paseo del Mar.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos has announced that this afternoon’s opening program will be preceded by a “Walk for a Cause” dubbed as “Sunset Walk for a Healthy Me” from Paseo del Mar to R.T. Lim Boulevard at 3 p.m.

As highlight of the activity, the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Association composed of community-based nutrition volunteers will serve healthy fruit juices as part of their campaign for a healthy lifestyle. After the opening program, a dance exercise (Zumba) will follow.

This year’s month-long celebration is focused on the theme “Timbang Iwasto, Sa Tamang Nutrisyon at Ehersisyo,” which underscores the problem on obesity in the country today.

It seeks to increase awareness on the role and importance of proper nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of overweight and obesity, to encourage Filipinos to make positive decisions towards consumption of healthy diets and be physically active to prevent non-communicable diseases as a result of overweight and obesity.

The activity also seeks to encourage communities, national and local government and non-government organizations, private sector, the academe and other stakeholders to put in place an enabling environment that promotes proper nutrition and physical activity among Filipinos to prevent overweight and obesity. — Vic Larato