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Bulacan celebrates Nutrition Month
By: PPAO
Wednesday, 02 July 2014
CITY OF MALOLOS – Emphasizing the importance of preventing hunger and worsening of malnutrition during calamities, the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB), along with the whole country, celebrates Nutrition Month from July 1-31 with its theme, “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan.”

As mandated by the National Nutrition Council (NNC), this year’s theme aims to increase awareness among families and individuals on coping and resiliency strategies to prevent malnutrition and worsening of nutritional status in times of emergencies and disasters.

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Rowena Tiongson, the celebration will conduct series of activities that would enable the Bulakenyos to be nutritionally prepared especially during disasters.

“Alam natin na sa mga panahon ng bagyo, baha o anumang kalamidad, ang pagkalat ng sakit ay nagiging sanhi ng malnutrisyon at kamatayan, ito ang nais nating maiwasan,” Tiongson said.

The said celebration compromises several activities such as the monitoring of nutrition celebration in schools and municipalities, guesting of the Provincial Nutrition Committee on Kalingang Bulakenyo to tackle issues on nutrition, Lugaw Caravan, distribution of Nutri-notebook and Nutrition Education Activity for PGB’s female employees.

Meanwhile, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that he supports the celebration and it’s one of the good ways to uphold interventions in addressing the nutrition needs of the Bulakenyos during calamities and to be nutritionally prepared at all times.

“Isa sa mga prayoridad natin na bigyang halaga ang kalusugan at sitwasyon ng mga Bulakenyo tuwing may kalamidad at dapat nating siguraduhin na lagi tayong handa sa anumang sakuna at mapanatili nating malusog ang ating mga pangangatawan,” Alvarado said.

Moreover, the province will also observe the 36th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from July 17-23 with its theme “Talino at Dignidad ng may Kapansanan, Pasaporte sa Kaunlaran” which aims to promote and advocate the capabilities, skills and talents of persons with disabilities as a means of improving their lives and economic status.

The said celebration was made possible through the initiatives of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, National Nutrition Council and Provincial Committee for the Welfare of Disabled Persons. ###

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