July 31 marked another successful Nutrition Month Celebration as mandated by the Department of Education office. This year’s theme was “Gutom at Malnutrisyon, Sama-sama nating wakasan” or, for those of us who don’t understand Filipino, “Hunger and malnutrition, let us end it together.” One of the objectives of this 2013 theme was to increase awareness of hunger issues and malnutrition. As always, the parents were involved in preparing the food for the cooking contest. Several elders from different fellowships served as judges of the contest. The results were as follows: Grade 1 parents received the first prize (a pack of fruit salad ingredients); second prize went to Grade 2 parents (a gift pack of mango float ingredients); Kindergarten parents won the third prize (a gulaman ingredients gift pack; note: gulaman refers to the bars of dried seaweed used to make jellies or flan, as well as the desserts made from it); and the consolation prize went to Grade 3 parents (a gift pack consisting of fruits).
Children very much enjoyed their participation in the program by giving a presentation that fit well with the theme. They also partook of their meal after the whole program was over. The Grade 1 parents prepared the feeding which consisted of rice, eggs and chicken coupled with choco milk for drinks. They very much enjoyed serving the little ones.
In addition to the activities above, the president of the school, Merlinda M., inducted the new school officers from the parent’s group for the current school year.
We would like to thank you all who made this event possible. Our special heartfelt thanks go to the sponsors.