Nutrition Month Celebration
With the theme “Sa pagkaing tama at sapat wastong timbang ni baby ang katapat”, a program was organized as part of the Nutrition Month celebration in the City level last July 26, 2010, at Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC).
First Lady Anne Gordon graced the celebration and hopped from table to table to sample the entries. “Natutuwa ako dahil masasarap at masustansya ang mga pagkaing naiprepare ninyo, mahirap magdesisyon kaya iiwan ko na lang yan sa mga judges, dahil para sa akin lahat kayo ay panalo” said First Lady Anne. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga parents at mga organizers ng competition, congratulations and many more competitions to come” she added.
Among the participating Barangay Day Care Centers were the following; New Ilalim, New Banicain, Pag-asa, New Cabalan (Prk 5), Sta. Rita, Gordon Heights (Cell 1), In-house (City Hall), Lower Kalaklan, Brgy. Baretto, Upper Iram New Cabalan, Out of School Youth (OSY) Pag-asa, Center for Women, Social Development Center, Center for Youth, Senior Citizen, and PWD.
The celebration was in two parts; the cooking contest, wherein healthy foods were prepared while waiting the judges’ verdict and the healthy kid’s contest wherein the kids showed off their talents on stage.
The judges’ had a hard time in deciding who will be the winning team since all the foods prepared were healthy and delicious.
But the verdict must be given to the deserving barangay, and the winners for the main dish category are; 1st place- Pag-asa Day Care Center, 2nd place- New Cabalan Purok 5 Day Care Center, 3rd place- New Ilalim Day Care Center. For the dessert category; 1st place- Gordon Heights (Cell 1) Day Care Center, 2nd place- In-House West Bajac-bajac Day Care Center and the 3rd place- New Ilalim Day Care Center.
For the healthy kid’s contest; the Mr Healthy Kids title went to Gordon Heights Day Care Center (Blk.12) and Ms Healthy Kids to Gordon Heights Day Care Center (Acacia).
The judges’ behind the celebration were; Aurora Juico, College Instructor (BSHRM) Gordon College also a Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian, Richel Eve Torralba, City Nutrition Action Officer, Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian, Generosa Josafat, City Population Office, Population Program Coordinator, and Dr. Ma. Victoria Pulmano-Baviera, Dentist/Nurse, Legislative Staff Officer at the City Council.