The municipality of Dalaguete is one in celebration with the whole nation for the 45th Nutrition Month with the theme, “Kumain nang Wasto at Maging Aktibo, Push Natin ’to!”
With joint efforts from the local government unit of Dalaguete, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Municipal Agriculture and Natural Resources Office, Department of Education and Municipal Health Office, the whole month of July was scheduled with activities bound to proactively take part in the celebration of this year’s theme such as daily school feeding sessions for elementary pupils, lecture activities conducted in schools and barangays, as well as culmination activities organized in different barangays all over the municipality.
The municipal culminating activity was conducted in two parts, starting off with a Color Run activity in the early dawn of Monday, July 29, 2019 held at the Dalaguete reclamation area and plaza. Roughly more than fifty active Dalaguetnons had taken part and successfully completed the 2.8-kilometer run, with five runners emerging as the Ultimate Color Runners for the activity, beating the time and finishing the track above all others in just ten minutes or less. The activity was finished off with a mass Zumba as led by active Barangay Nutrition Champions (BNCs) and participated by all successful color runners.
Another program for the culminating activity was conducted at nine thirty in the morning on the same day through the coordination of various departments of the local government, Women’s Association and day care centers all over the municipality. Main highlights of the activity include contest for the Best Nutrition Costume that was participated by day care pupils, and a dance contest called Zumbanatics that was competed by representatives from Women’s association. Rural health physicians Estanisla Pernita A. Bautista and Emmanuel G. Palma graced the event and imparted the importance of nutrition and physical activity to achieve balance in the health of an individual.
The Municipal Health Office is hopeful to conduct more activities emphasizing the essentiality of nutrition with health and reminding Dalaguetnons that nutrition should not only be celebrated once a year but rather every day at home with the family all over the municipality.