July 2013 Nutrition Month theme has finally posted.
Provincial Health Office (PHO) Nutritionist/ Dietician II, Crescini S. Roxas, said that the theme for July's 2013 Nutrition Month is "GUTOM at Malnutrition, Sama-Sama Nating Wakasan".
According to Roxas, this is in response to United Nations Millennium Development goal: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Based on the Memorandum NO.67, series 2013 of the DepED, every year in the month of July, The National Nutrition Council (NNC) heads the whole nation in the celebration of 2013 Nutrition Month in order to disseminate nutrition messages to all Filipinos through a focal theme.
The objective of this celebration aims to increase the awareness on hunger issues and actions to diminish hunger.
It intends to encourage government, agencies, non- government organizations, private sector, civil society organizations and communications to participate, contribute in addressing hunger issues and advocate for stronger political action to end starvation.
This celebration will be participated by all schools, barangays, and local government units.
The said participants will held a culminating activity that will highlight the importance of good health and nutrition.
Contributed by: Kate Panaligan