In July primary and secondary schools all over the Philippines observed the National Nutrition Month. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo” (Achieve proper weight through right nutrition and exercise).
This theme emphasized the arising problem of obesity among Filipinos. Among adults 20 years old and above, the prevalence of overweight and obese Filipinos increased from 16.6% in 1993 to 31.1% in 2013.
This year’s nutrition month had two main objectives:
1) To increase awareness on the role and importance of proper nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of overweight and obesity among the general public.
2) To encourage Filipinos to make positive decisions towards consumption of healthy diets and be physically active to prevent non-communicable diseases as a result of overweight and obesity.
Kingdom Message Ministry School participated in this activity by selling various nutritious fruits and vegetables. Each grade displayed produce on their particular tables, including the staff. Each grade also performed their presentation. According to them they will now eat vegetables and no more junk foods and cola drinks for better health.:-)