Over 1k join nutrition month kickoff

Created: 07 July 2017 Published Date
  • Sun.Star Davao
  • 7 Jul 2017
  • Cynth Grace-Samal Info/ Lira S. Rubio-San Agustin ES, Igacos

ISLAND Garden City of Samal – More than 1,000 participants from the different sectors joined the kick-off activities for the 43rd Nutrition month celebration on July 3.


The event was anchored on the theme “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life” and it aimed to create awareness on healthy lifestyle and diet including physical activities.
A fun run activity was one of the highlight activities where participants ran for more than two kilometers starting from Peñaplata Central Elementary School (PCES) to Samal Cultural Gymnasium at the City Hall ground in Peñaplata where a zumba activity was held.
“Our health is very important. Nowadays, at a very young age, [many are] already experiencing stroke or heart attack that’s why it is very important to eat healthy (vegetables) and do exercise,” Samal City Mayor Al David T. Uy said.
Public and private school teachers and mentors from elementary and secondary schools, Department of Education (Deped) Division personnel, Federation of Parent Teachers Association (FPTA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Task Force Samal, Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS), Local Government Unit employees, city and barangay officials, private sectors and Samaleños joined the event.