Nutrition month activities
BAGUIO CITY – In celebration of nutrition month, the Baguio City Nutrition Council (BCNC) replicated popular cooking shows on television and sponsored a marketing and cooking contest participated in by six (6) districts, father-daughter/mother-daughter tandem last Monday at the Health Services Office.
Winning the top place with an hour-and-a-half marketing and preparation time, was Aurora Hill-Engineers Hill district with a chicken- vegetable and tofu menu, while Atab-Scout Barrio district came next with omelet and ginataan. Coming in third was City Camp-Asin with Shrimp and Chicken with malunggay, while Loakan-Pacdal, Campo Filipino and Lucban Districts were fourth, fifth and sixth with their fish-meat-vegetable concoctions.
The pairs were judged according to their marketing skills, as the ingredients were provided by the BCNC; palatability, costing per serving, presentation, table setting and conformity to the nutrition month theme, "Pagkain ng Gulay Ugaliin, Araw-araw Itong Ihain."
The cooking pairs provided their own cooking equipment and the required proper attire. They also had their own table settings and dining paraphernalia, with barangay-recommended dining guests. All these were taken into consideration by the judges: Marcia Espinueva of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Cynthia Garambas of the Benguet State University (BSU), Charlene May Dulnuan of the University of the Cordilleras (UC), Ms. Juliet Calpatura of the Baguio General Hospital (BGH) and Wendy Mana-a of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) as judges of the event. All are Licensed Nutrionist-Dietitians.
The activity came after the launching of the 38th year, nutrition month activities at city hall, last July 2.
Other activities for this week includes the preliminary judging of household garden contest on variety of organic vegetables planted in recycled materials.
On July 14, a nutrition summit goes on at Pines View Hotel.
On July 13, there shall be mass feeding at Sto. Rosario, while on July 9 and 16, mass feeding will at Upper Quezon Hill.
On July 16, a Cooking contest, gulay-lusog sarap contest shall be at Bakakeng Central, on July 9 to 13 a gift-giving and multi-vitamin distribution shall be at Dominican Hill.
A cleanest and greenest purok contest, tree-planting, gulayan sa bakuran shall be done at West Quirino Hill on July 14, at San Antonio, Leonila Hill, Ambiong Brookspoint, Greenwater, Cabinet Hill, Upper Gen. Luan on July 10-14.
Healthiest baby, healthiest talented mom shall be done at Leonila Hill, Ambiong, East Modernsite, San Antonio, Greenwater and Cabinet Hill on July 10.
A most improved underweight contest shall be done at San Antonio on July 10, and at the same venue singing, dancing and jingle contest on July 15.
Information and Educational Campaign, Healthy lifestyle lecture shall be done at Bakakeng Central on July 11, at Sto. Rosario on July 13, and at City Camp Central on July 14 and 21.
Nutrition month programs shall be done at Campo Filipino, Quezon Hill, Pinsao and Irisan whiel a cooking and feeding contest, healthy baby contest shall be done at Guisad Central on July 11.
On July 12, there shall be breastfeeding, iodized salt monitoring and distribution at Aurora Hill-Engineer's hill district.
The nutrition month streamer shall be posted in conspicuous places for the whole month. –juliegfianza