The Health and Wellness Club(HWC) in partnership with the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO)spearheaded the 49th Nutrition Month celebration on July 28 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center 1 (PTDC 1), Lingayen.
The event is anchored on the theme: “HEALTHY DIET gawing affordable FOR ALL.”
Aimed to engage consumers to support improvement in levels of diet quality towards sustainable health, this year’s nutrition month celebration also geared to generate participation of stakeholders at various levels on actions towards enabling access to affordable sustainable diets and call support for the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2023 to 2028 as the framework for action to improve nutrition security.
Despite typhoon Egay, the provincial government through the HWC continue to provide essential health services.
“Sa panahong ito ay kailangan natin ang tamang nutrisyon dahil nagbabadya ang mga sakit lalong-lalo na ngayong tag-ulan,” Internal Auditor IV Louie F. Ocampo said.
In line with the Nutrition Month celebration, Ocampo took the opportunity to invite and encourage employees in all offices and hospitals through their respective focal persons to make every Thursday as ‘vegetable eating day.’
“Isipin natin na ang Huwebes ay araw ng gulay at magbigay tayo ng pagpupugay sa pagkain ng gulay para sa ikakalakas natin,” Ocampo further added.
Topics on healthy lifestyle for hypertensive and diabetic individuals were discussed.
Ligene T. Neri, Registered Nutritionist Dietician (PHO); Bea Freda L. Ramos, Nurse I, Healthy Lifestyle for Hypertensive and Diabetic Patient (PHO) and Roxanne C. Aquino, Nutritionist/Dietician of the Mangatarem District Hospital were among the Resource Speakers.
Zumba highlighted the activity.
In closing, Human Resource Management and Development Officer Janette C. Asis thanked the attendees. (Chona C. Bugayong/Pangasinan PIO)