42nd Nutrition Month Culminated in Talibon
The 42nd Nutrition Month ended with less fanfare compared to last year’s celebration. The parade was shelved due to the rain. Instead, LGU employees, GMPH personnel and participating schools went straight to the CPG Multi-Purpose Center at 1 o’clock in the afternoon for the program proper on July 29, 2016.
A showdown of the school bands was held before the start of the formal program. Participating bands were: Talibon I Central E/S Band, Carmelite School of Talibon Band and the Blessed Trinity H.S. Band. Their performances added color, cadence and a festive air to the occasion.
The Literary Musical Program started with an Invocatory Dance by the Blessed Trinity Elementary School led by Principal Sr. Louela Grace Buscato, DST and then followed by the singing of the Phil. National Anthem and Bohol Hymn.
VIP’s took turns on the podium: Hon. Janette A. Garcia, who is assigned to the Committee on Health, giving Words of Welcome; Mayor Restituto B. Auxtero the Nutri-Message and Agriculturist Ponciana Cruda the Closing Remarks. A PhilHealth representative also took a few minutes to share on the benefits offered by their office.
Talks were interspersed with school presentations and raffle draws. Blessed Trinity College (H.S. Dept.) presented a dance number; Nurse Melisa Mae Carcallas of LGU-Talibon serenaded the people present with a love song; selected students from San Jose National High School performed a folk/modern dance and a stunning ballroom performance by Vincent V. Morales and Vaness Kim Visda.
Ten consolation prizes made up of food baskets worth P500.00 each was drawn while the final draw for 10 android smartphones was done at the end of the program in an effort to keep the people intact inside the gym until the end.
LGU-Talibon hoped to implant on the heads of its constituents the need for nutritional awareness and so embarked on different activities for the whole period. The Nutrition Month kicked-off with a mass feeding for kids ranging from 6 months to 2 years of age and other nutritional related contests were scheduled throughout the month such as the Well Baby Contest, Well-Buntis Contest, and the Poster Making and Nutri-Henyo Contests (for both elementary and secondary levels). Declared winners were awarded during the culmination program.
The following were also given recognition: Barangay San Isidro for being Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Council who received a certificate and corresponding cash award of P2000.00; Ms. Susana Sanchez from Barangay San Carlos who received a cash award of P1500 for being the Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar and Barangay Balintawak and San Jose for being Best Health Center & Health Services. Both received cash awards of P1000.00 each. The Best Purok citation went to Purok 1 of Barangay Zamora with a P1000.00 cash award.
The program ended at past 4:00 in the afternoon; but this does not mean that all nutritional programs will now end. Mayor Auxtero assured the audience that more programs will be implemented to make sure that not one Talibongnon will remain malnourished in the near future. (ellenmarieobuno)