Valencia City Joins 41st Nutrition Month Celebration

JULY 1, 2015: Recognizing that nutrition plays a vital role in the development of the constituents, the City Government of Valencia through the City Nutrition Committee led by the Chairperson, City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas conducted the Nutri-Family Run, a kickoff event to start the 41st Nutrition Month Celebration with the theme, “Timbang Iwasto sa Tamang Nutrition at Ehersisyo.”

Officials and Employees from the City Government, National Agencies, Civic Groups, partner agencies and sponsors, flock at the City Oval Grounds to participate in the Nutri-Family Run, Amazing Race and the program which was graced by the presence of the guests from the National Nutrition Council Region X led by Ms. Marissa Navales, Nutrition Program Coordinator and company.

Ms. Hazel P. Dondonayos, RND, the City Nutrition Action Officer acknowledged the 9 guests from the National Nutrition Council Region X, while Ms. Sherill Faith Pineda, Nutrition Officer II of NNC X gave the Overview on Nutrition Month Theme. Mr. Abe P. Gillaco, the Acting City Administrator rendered a message in behalf of the City Mayor, Hon. Azucena P. Huervas and according to him, “It is the responsibility of the employees to stay healthy and fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to serve well the constituents of the city”.

The Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos in Muslim Version was launched by the City Nutrition Committee together with Mr. Abdulfatah Mindalano, Arabic Teacher of Valencia City Central School, with the City Officials and members of the City Nutrition Committee unveiled the 10 tarpaulin of National Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos in Muslim Version.

The highlight of the activity is the awarding ceremony for the winners of the Nutri-Family Run, and the winners are as follows:

Early Bird: Irish Enad
Youngest Male Fun Runner: Audrey Luz
Youngest Female Fun Runner: Jessa Valdomar
Most Senior Male Runner: Danilo Capuyan
Most Senior Female Runner: Alejandra Noveno
Mr. Body Beautiful: Steve Riwar
Ms. Body Beautiful: Evelyn Delfin
Biggest Group Participant: City Agriculture Office
5K Male Winner: 251- Rene Adulla
5K Female Winner: 088- Emalyn Taypen
3K Male Winner: 131- Aldrin Bagunoc
3K Female Winner: 342- Angelica Dela Cruz
Top Family Fun Runner: Galarpe Family
Amazing Race Winners: Obogon Family of Brgy. Batangan
  Siñedo Family of Brgy. Bagontaas
Vegetable Eating Contest: Romeo Catabas

In his closing remarks, City Councilor Hon. Policarpo P. Murillo IV, Chairman, Committee on Health emphasized that for the first time, National Nutrition Council Region X attended the opening of the Nutrition Month Celebration because of the fact the Valencia City is a winner in nutrition programs. Valencia City is a Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition.