Celso cites importance of nutrition to children PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 August 2015 14:26

District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat yesterday underscored the importance of good nutrition among school children for them to have sound health.

Speaking at the culmination of Nutrition Month in Boalan Elementary School, Lobregat emphasized the importance of good nutrition, especially at present when there are many illnesses threatening children which consequently make them unhealthy and thus slow in school learning.

Lobregat abd District 2 Councilor BG Guingona conducted an on-the-spot contest and parlor games in relation to nutrition gave away prizes to the participants who presented their nutrition jingles, as well as oral recitations and translations of Filipino to Chabacano vernacular in relation to nutrition month celebration.

In his message, Lobregat explained to  children and their parents the importance of sustaining good nutrition by eating nutritious food like vegetables and fruits.

The legislator also encouraged the parents and teachers to introduce backyard gardening to produce their own fresh green and leafy vegetables  for their respective family, instead of buying them from the market.

In his response, Boalan Elementary School Principal Dr. Edgardo Falcatan lauded Lobregat for his full support to and utmost concern for education.

Falcatan thanked the solon for the various infrastructure projects he has put up  when he was still mayor of the city, like the repair and rehabilitation of old school buildings as well as the construction of the two-storey eight classroom building in their school where the students are now comfortably holding classes.

Cong. Celso Lobregat is flanked by school officials, Barangay Chairman Angie Inot and students of Boalan Elementary Schoo during the culminating program of Nutrition Month yesterday in the said school. – Bhong Simbajon