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PIA Press Release
2008/08/15

Tabuk City is Nutrition Month overall champion in Kalinga

Tinglayan, Kalinga (15 August) -- With 10 wins in the 13 competed categories, Tabuk City emerged as the overall champion during the Provincial Nutrition Month competition held here recently.

In a consolidated report gathered from the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC), Tabuk City won in the following categories: Jingle, Revival Dances consisting of the Bogie, Cha-cha Tango dances, Well-baby, Draw and Tell, Slogan Writing, Nutri Quiz, Main Dish cooking contest and Mrs. Nutrition. It also won second place in the extemporaneous speech, poster making and snacks cooking categories.

Rizal came in next with two wins for the extemporaneous speech and snacks cooking contests. It placed second under the revival dances competitions, nutri quiz and main dish cooking contest and got the third place in the Jingle and Poster making contests and fourth place in the slogan contest.

Balbalan, on the other hand, won first place in the poster making category, second in Draw and Tell, third in extemporaneous speech, bogie and cha-cha revival dance, slogan, snacks and main dish cooking contest and nutri-quiz, and fourth in the jingle and tango dance categories.

Host Tinglayan, got the second place in the jingle competition, well-baby, slogan, and Mrs. Nutrition and third in extemporaneous speech, tango dance and in draw and tell. It landed fourth in bogie and cha-cha dance categories, nutri-quiz, poster making, main dish and snacks cooking contest.

The municipality of Tanudan on the other hand got the fourth and fifth place in the well-baby and draw and tell contest respectively.

During the event, Tinglayan Mayor Johnny Maymaya expressed gratitude for the privilege to host the 34th celebration of nutrition month in the province with the theme "Wastong Nutrition ni Mommy, Siguradong Healthy si Baby."

Relating that they "have waited too long to host this event", he said that the municipality is proud to be the host of this year's celebration considering that after six years, Tinglayan was able to place its ranking in malnutrition from No. 1 most malnourished municipality in the province in 2001 to No. 8 in 2007, indicating that the municipality had greatly improved in its nutrition programs.

In same event, Schools Division Superintendent Norma Brillantes said that to cope with the malnutrition problems among school children in the province, Deped Kalinga is currently implementing the planting of malunggay trees in schools program in support to the Food for School Program and the "Gulayan sa Paaralan" project of the Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program (AHMP) of the Arroyo Administration.

This activity she said aims to sustain in-school feeding of children with low-cost nutritious food stressing the importance of nutrition in brain development among children. (ggd/PIA-Kalinga) [top]

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