Chan tells mothers to prepare healthy foods as Lapu opens Nutri-Food Fair

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital Correspondent | July 14,2021 - 06:02 PM

Nutri-Food Fair

Lapu-Lapu City opens its three-day Nutri Food Fair as part of the city’s Nutrition Month celebration.

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has opened on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a Nutri-Food Fair at the parking area of the City Hall compound.

Jamila Kirsty Sitoy, Nutritionist Dietitian II of the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department, said that the activity is in line with the celebration of Nutrition Month with a theme “Malnutrisyon Patuloy na Labanan, First 1,000 Days Tutukan.”

She said that nutritious food can be bought at the Nutri-Food Fair, wherein these products are own recipes of different women’s groups and associations in the city.

“Mga healthy, so naa ta’y lain-lain nga mga pagkaon no, we have malunggay cookies, peanut butter. Kuan ni siya, gikan sa mga kababayen-an, recipes nga ilang gihimo,” Sitoy said.

She also revealed that based on their monitoring in 2020, the prevalence rate of stunting of children in Lapu-Lapu City is only at 4.3% out of 47,000 pre-schoolers that they have monitored.

Sitoy added that they have implemented different interventions to address malnutrition in children, including the implementation of a supplementary feeding program.

The Nutri-Food Fair will last for three days or until July 16, 2021.

Its opening ceremony was attended by Lapu-Lapu City Vice-mayor Celsi Sitoy and Tourism and Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission Chairperson Cindi Chan.

During the activity, Chan urges mothers to always prepare healthy foods for their families, especially for their children.

“Dali na kaayo ron ang mga fast foods, ato gihapong paningkamotan nga dili ta pirmi mag-noodles, mag-delata, para ipakaon sa atong families. Tudloan nato nga mokaon ug utanon ang atong mga anak, and also nutritious foods, basta makaya lang sa atong budget,” Chan said.        /rcg

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