RNC leads 2015 Nutrition Month celebration in Pagadian

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By Claro A. Lanipa

PAGADIAN CITY, July 30 (PIA) - Anchored on the theme “Timbang Iwasto sa Tamang Nutrisyon at Ehersisyo,” the Regional Nutrition Council (RNC) in coordination with the city government here has spearheaded the 41st Nutrition Month celebration held at Balangasan gymnasium, Balangasan District this city.

A thematic symposium on this year’s theme was conducted to encourage the participants to adopt and appreciate the said theme that focuses on keeping a normal body weight through proper nutrition and physical activities, Maria del Pilar Pamela Tarroza, regional nutrition program coordinator said.

In the same occasion the “10 Kumainments” or the ten guidelines for a balance diet and nutritious food was also launched with Ms. Greta Pabian Martinez, Nutritionist Dietitian III, Department of Social Welfare and Development IX (DSWD-9) in Zamboanga City as facilitator.

On the other hand, Edith Callao, chief dietitian, Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) in Zamboanga City also introduced and explained the “Pinggang Pinoy” a concept developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Department of Health (DOH) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC).

This concept provides the consumers with recommendations of the appropriate proportion of various food groups for a truly healthy and balanced meal.

Meanwhile, 150 printed Pinggang Pinoy place mats were handed over by Tarroza to barangay Balangasan represented by Barangay Kagawad Imelda Verida Azucenas. Said place mats are intended to be used by the day care children at the three Day Care Centers of the barangay.

To wind up the day’s activity a dance exercise was also conducted with the barangay’s Zumba dancers. (FPG/CAL/PIA-9/Zamboanga del Sur)58480/rnc-leads-2015-nutrition-month-celebration-in-pagadian#sthash.Gs45M10m.dpuf