July 14, 2017, Filed under Press Release

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Various activities and events led by the provincial government through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) in partnership with various institutions and national government agencies cap the provincial celebration of national Nutrition Month this July.

Provincial Health Officer Anna Maria Teresa De Guzman said that nutrition month celebration in Pangasinan this year is made more meaningful with the engagement and commitment of provincial government offices and national government agencies in conducting various activities.

Pegged on the celebration’s theme:”Healthy Diet, gawing habit – FOR LIFE!”, the provincial nutrition month launching was held on July 3 at the Capitol Plaza here after the regular flag-raising ceremony of the provincial government.

De Guzman pointed out that the scheduled activities for nutrition month is meant for the public to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyle promotion and compliance with proper nutrition.

Beneficiaries of the nutrition month activities are mothers, caregivers, housekeepers, pre-schoolers, high school students, out-of-school youth, women associations namely Rural Improvement Clubs, Kapisanan ng Liping Pilipina and 4-H Clubs, barangay health and nutrition workers and other volunteer workers from various towns and cities in the province.

Several scheduled activities for the provincial nutrition month celebration include: provincial employees healthy lifestyle (July 7 at Pangasinan Training and Development Center), supplemental feeding and deworming activity by PHO (July 18 at Aplaya, Lingayen), series of deworming activity for the whole month of July by PHO in partnership with Department of Education, consumer advocacy campaign in 25 municipalities by the National Food Authority – Western Pangasinan, Mission Slim Possible by Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, lactation and management education training (July 19-21 in San Nicolas ), provincial barangay nutrition scholars training (July 25-27 in Infanta), hands-on training on food processing and mushroom production by Provincial Agriculture Office (3rd week of July), barangay nutrition scholar refresher training course (3rd and 5th week of July), zumba exercise/ cooking contest at PSWDO grounds, and vegetable seeds distribution and vegetable food production lecture (4th week of July at Provincial Agriculture Center in Tebag, Sta. Barbara). /Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca



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