Butuan City- Being an active member of the National Nutrition Committee, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga conducted Nutri-Saya with various nutrition-related activities in celebration of the 2016 National Nutrition Month on July 28-29, 2016 at the regional office here.

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Regional Director Minda Brigoli (in the center) together with Supervising Administrative Officer Pio Japitana (in green) and Budget Officer Asuncion Flauta (in white) watches the participants during the cooking competition of 2016 Nutrition Month Celebration at DSWD-FO Caraga, Butuan City.

The 2016 Nutrition Month theme is “First 1000 Days ni Baby Pahalagahan Para sa Malusog na Kinabukasan”.

Parts of the activity are competition on letter writing, poster making, and cooking which was participated by the Field Office-based staff.

The activities aimed to raise awareness among employees the importance of good nutrition to enjoy the quality of life, encourage the employees to advocate good nutrition, and promote good eating habits among employees.

The cooking competition contestants are preparing nutritional meals as their entries for the Nutri-Saya Celebration.
The cooking competition contestants are preparing nutritional meals as their entries for the Nutri-Saya Celebration.

The letter writing contest won by Rosalie Vasquez from Human Resource and Development Unit (HRDU) featured the journey of her first 1000 days with her child. While various nutritious food were cooked during the cooking competition which won by 5 teams from the Office of the Regional Director (ORD), Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), Supply Unit, Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU), and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (Kalahi-CIDSS).

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Participants concentrate on their artworks that reflect the theme “First 1000 Days ni Baby Pahalagahan Para sa Malusog na Kinabukasan”

The poster making contest was won by Jessa Salva, Renson Precioso, and Jefferson Gonzales.

National Nutrition Month is a special health awareness celebration that is held every July. ###(ABEGAIL R. ALVAREZ/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)