Under PD 491, Nutrition month is celebrated nationwide in the month of July to create awareness on the importance of Nutrition among Filipinos. The Municipality of Katipunan headed by the ever supportive Municipal Mayor Hon. Patchito T. Eguia at the same time, Chairman of the Municipal Nutrition Council answered the call of the government to celebrate Nutrition Month 2018 with the theme “Ugaliing Magtanim, Sapat na Nutrisyon Aanihin.” It was a month-long celebration with series of activities all about nutrition.
A kick-off parade around the town on July 2, formally opened the celebration which was participated in by various agencies in the municipality to include the academe and other NGAs. This was followed by the Opening Program with Ms. River A. Tabada, the MLGOO as the Guest of Honor.
It was a full-packed day of series of Nutrition Contests drawing out the intelligence of students from Secondary and pupils from Elementary as they were vying for the Slogan, Poster Making, and Nutri-quiz contests while the Cooking contest was competed in by the Barangay Nutrition Scholars. Competitors were all excited to bag the big prizes which were at stake.
To strengthen the Nutrition Program at the grass root level, the Municipal Nutrition Council conducted a Symposium last July 18-19, 2018. The said symposium was attended by the Barangay Captains, Kagawad for Health and the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS). The objectives of this activity were as follows: creation of the Barangay Nutrition Council, formulation of the Barangay Nutrition Action Plan and the orientation on the functions and importance of the BNS.
The culmination of Nutrition Month 2018 was done on July 27, 2018 with Buntis Congress and Well Baby Contest as the highlights of the event in the morning. Awarding of Prizes to the winners of the Nutri-Contests and giving of certificates to selected personalities who were part of the success of the one month-long celebration were done in the afternoon. The celebration was finally ended with a Zumba Session which was participated in by the employees of the municipality.