Valencia City Concludes Nutrition Month,
Crowned the New Queen of Nutrition 2016

The City Government of Valencia successfully concluded the month-long celebration of Nutrition Month and crowned the new Queen of Nutrition 2016 on July 29, 2016 at the City Gymnasium.

21 lovely mothers vied for the Queen of Nutrition 2016 Crown and presented themselves to the crowd while confidently showcasing their beauty and elegance. The City Nutrition Committee (CNC) organized the pageant to advocate the essence of exclusive breastfeeding and the importance of nutrition during the first 1000 days of life of a child.

Ms. Darlah Sherenne D. Laviña of Barangay Poblacion was hailed as the Queen of Nutrition 2016 with Ms. Pearl Joy Castro of Barangay Lumbo as 1st Runner-up, Ms. Rosini C. Tupaz of Barangay Bagontaas as 2nd Runner-up, Ms. Cristy A. Lugtu of Barangay Pinatilan as 3rd Runner-up, and Ms. Dian Acuesta of Barangay Maapag as 4th Runner-up.

The following also received the minor awards:

  • Ms. Refreshing Look - Barangay Bagontaas
  • Ms. Flawless - Barangay Pinatilan
  • Ms. Shiny Hair - Barangay Guinoyuran
  • Best in Gown - Barangay Poblacion
  • Ms. Photogenic - Barangay Vintar
  • Ms. Social Media - Barangay Poblacion and Barangay Lurugan

Meanwhile, CNC also recognized the winners who excelled during their participation in the different activities and programs on nutrition of the city.

The winners are as follows:

OUTSTANDING BARANGAY NUTRITION COMMITTEE

  • Hall of Famer - Barangay Lumbo
  • Outstanding BNC - Barangay Bagontaas
  • 1st place - Barangay Batangan and Barangay Concepcion
  • 2nd place - Barangay San Carlos
  • 3rd place - Barangay Mt. Nebo
  • 4th place - Barangay Lilingayon

OUTSTANDING BARANGAY NUTRITION SCHOLARS

  • Outstanding BNS - Alberto O. Jacosalem
  • 1st place - Jenny P. Arcabal
  • 2nd place - Merla A. Bontuyan
  • 3rd place - Vivian T. Ochotorena
  • 4th place - Estrella Cuyno

BEST SCHOOL GARDEN

  • Best Garden - Barangay Lumbayao
  • 1st place - Barangay Sinabuagan
  • 2nd place - Barangay Lourdes
  • Maintenance Award for Best School Garden - Barangay Guinoyuran

BEST COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • Best Garden - Barangay Lourdes
  • 1st place - Barangay Tongan-tongan
  • 2nd place - Barangay Sugod
  • Maintenance Award for Best Communal Garden - Barangay Guinoyuran (1st Year Maintenance) and Barangay Lumbayao (2nd Year Maintenance)

Best Backyard Garden Families with UW/SU Preschoolers

  • Best Garden - Claribel Claugen (Batangan)
  • 1st place - Donie Tayros (Sinubuagan)
  • 2nd place - Cristobal Adlaon (Sugod)

BEST BNC OFFICE

  • Best Office - Barangay Lurugan
  • Maintenance Award for Best BNC Office - Barangay Catumbalon

COMPLEMENTARY FOOD COOKING CONTEST

  • 1st place - Meldrid M. Corton (Barangay Vintar)
  • 2nd place - Gemarie B. Fuentespina (Laligan)
  • 3rd place - Mary Joy M. Duran (Poblacion)

Consolation Prize:

  • Emely G. Ampong (Bagontaas)
  • Emily P. Espina (San Isidro)
  • Dona Rose T. Valerio (Mabuhay)
  • and Lanie Rose Palomado (Lumbayao)

POSTER MAKING CONTEST

  • 1st place - Barangay Poblacion
  • 2nd place - Barangay Laligan
  • 3rd place - Barangay Sinayawan

NUTRI-QUIZ BEE

  • 1st place - Barangy Poblacion (Mhe Christine T. Caballero, Airal R. Nabua, and Joy Sia)
  • 2nd place - Barangay Tongan-tongan (Rovelie C. Quioyo, Jovelyn B. Carabot, and Rosalie Directo)
  • 3rd Place - Barangay Guinoyuran (Rachel Vallente and Mae Hope Develos)

SEARCH FOR HEALTHIEST LOSER KIDS EDITION

  • 1st place: Guinuyuran Elementary School
  • 2nd place: Lurugan Elementary School

During the event, the members of CNC also launched the 10 Kumainments, the commandments on how to live nutritiously, of the National Nutrition Council. Also showcased are the attires and gowns made by recyclable materials which was worn by students representing their schools.

The City Government of Valencia through the City Nutrition Committee Chairperson and City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas actively participates the celebration of Nutrition Month every year which highlights activities promoting nutrition and its importance.