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Nutrition Month Celebration in Inabanga

"Go back to the basics: plant vegetables in your backyards."

  Inabanga Mayor Jose Jono Jumamoy made this appeal to his constituents during the culmination of the celebration of July as Nutrition Month after noting that people from the barangays go to the market to buy vegetables.

  "I remember that when I was younger, I observed people from the barangays going to the market to sell vegetables – not buy them," said the mayor who is only in his early 20's.

  Eating vegetables the people themselves planted not only provides nutrition to the family members but is a practical way of confronting these hard times of spiraling prices of commodities and services.

  Health, he explained, is among his administration's priorities, together with poverty reduction thru livelihood programs, population management and educational reforms.

  "As the father of Inabanga, with the cooperation of the people, the ambition to accomplish these priorities will be well within reach," he said.

  Jumamoy led the celebration being the chair of the Municipal Nutrition Council (MNC), assisted by Committee on Health Chair Nena Melecio of the Sanggunaing Bayan and Municipal Health Officer Mae Lilibeth Melicor.

  Jumamoy rallied different line agencies to highlight their services for the celebration that he deemed a success with the collaborative efforts of the town officials, employees, barangay nutrition scholars, health and daycare workers, sanitary aides, barangay-trained hilots.

  Drum and bugle corps and students of the different high schools, elementary pupils, teachers, representatives of line agencies and the private sector enlivened the nutrition parade.

  Other activities included mass feeding, nutri-quiz, physic olympics, extemporaneous speaking, spelling bee, nutrition debate and Boholano cuisine competition – the first in town. participants were the school head teachers and principal in different town in second district. Followed by a parade, culmination program and awarding during the Culmination last July 29.

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