It is important to take care of one's health to avoid getting sick. We need to take care of our health because this body is God-given. This is what the celebration of Nutrition Month is all about.
This month of July, St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City celebrated the Nutrition Month with the theme mandated from the Department of Health as "First one-thousand days ni baby, pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan." Last July 27, a Zumba Competition was held with the aim to encourage students to be physically fit. The Freshmen won on high school category and the Grade 5 won on the elementary category. A Nutrition Symposium was held and participated by the people from Silay City Health Center. The main topic was about the prevention of Dengue Fever since this is rampant in the city of Silay lately. Also, the Ten Kumainments (or the Ten Commandments for Healthy Eating) was also emphasized to promote good and healthy eating habits.
|Nutrition Symposium by Silay City Health Center|
On July 29, the Culmination of Nutrition Month was held at the SFAS covered court. Activities were a Cooking Contest, football games for boys and girls 16 under category and another Zumba Bida contest. The cooking contest was held to motivate parents and students to cook and eat nutritious food, The Grade 5 group won with a dish of Dulce Lubi (Sweetened Coconut) and the Grade 8-Friendly group won with a Chopsuey (mixed vegetables) dish. On the Zumba contest, Christian Louie Artillo won.
In terms of nutrition and health, the Bible provides us a good model in prophet Daniel. On the court of the king, Daniel insisted on eating only vegetables, grains and water instead of meat and wine. As a result, he looked healthier than his fellow servants and better nourished than those who shared the king's diet (cf. Daniel 1:12-13).
Written by: Lord William B. Pacurib, Grade 10-Hope
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