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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mayor Gordon Promotes a Healthier Eating Habit for 2010

Pursuant to Sec. 7 of Presidential Decree No. 491 or more popularly known as the Nutrition Act of the Philippines, Olongapo is celebrating the 36th Nutrition Month on July 2010 to create greater awareness among the people on the importance of nutrition and healthier eating habits.

As a part of the celebration, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. gave a directive to the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) under the HELPS program to double their efforts in promoting healthy lifestyle to reduce “lifestyle diseases” by designing a food pyramid to serve as a guide in preparing food.

Food Pyramid: Wastong Nutrisyon Kailangan, Lifestyle Diseases Iwasan

CSWDO nutritionist Richel Torralba also advises the people to adapt a healthier lifestyle to better manage their health and reduce the risk of developing or acquiring diseases due to poor eating habits and poor lifestyle. Torralba recommends the following healthy lifestyle tips: no smoking, don’t drink alcohol, no to illegal drugs, eat low-fat, low salt, high fiber diet, prevent hypertension, do physical activities, and manage stress.

“Healthy people makes a healthy nation,” Mayor Gordon said in an interview. “We can only effectively perform our respective duties and roles in lives whether it be as a parent, a politician, an athlete, or an employee if we possess a healthy body,” Mayor Gordon added.

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