In culmination of the Nutrition Month Celebration, the City Government of San Fernando through its City Health Office, recognize the Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Committee and Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar during Monday’s flag raising ceremony at the City Hall.
Dubbed “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life”, Barangay Dela Paz Norte hailed as Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Committee because of its excellent implementation of nutrition programs. Brenda Mendoza from Dela Paz Norte, was recognized as Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar because of its proper monitoring of the nutritional status of the children and providing nutrition counseling services to the community.
City Health Officer Dr. Eloisa Aquino, said the aim of this awarding is to encourage the barangays to work hard for them to achieve good nutrition in their respective areas.
For his part, Mayor Edwin “Edsa” Santiago, stressed that having a good nutrition is the key of achieving a healthy lifestyle. He encouraged the Fernandinos to participate in the different health programs of the city.
“Nag-uumpisa sa barangay ang pagkakaroon ng malusog na pamayanan, kaya naman kung ang mga Fernandinos ay malulusog at malakas ang pangangatawan, siguradong magiging malusog din at maunlad ang kanilang pamumuhay dito sa Syudad San Fernando.” Santiago said.
Also, an On-the-Spot Poster-Making Contest was held as part of the month long celebration. Erica Lady Ceina De Ocera from San Fernando Elementary School hailed as 1st place, followed by Sharon Renee Quizon from Telabastagan Integrated School (2nd place), and Patrick Saballa from Calulut Integrated School (3rd place).