Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Serving of healthy foods at gov't events urged

BAGUIO CITY, June 7 (PIA) --The Regional Implementation Coordination Team (RICT) in the Cordillera region strengthens its campaign towards healthier food options during meetings, trainings, and workshops of government agencies.

 

The team recently held initial dialogue with hotel owners and caterers  to discuss the need to accommodate recommended menus that   provide healthy food and beverage choices for participants during activities of government offices in line with a RICT resolution.

 Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Rita Papey said RICT-CAR Resolution No. 001  passed  in  July last year encourages  regional line agencies, Department of Health hospitals and local government units  to provide healthier options during meetings, training, workshops and other activities.  

This  stemmed  from  the 2015 National Nutrition Survey  results  where  CAR has  one of the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity across all ages with 35.4 percent of adults  either overweight and obese compared to the national average of 31.1%.

Initial result of the nutritional assessment spearheaded by Benguet State University among selected government employees  in the Cordillera  also showed that 54 percent of the respondents were overweight or obese, Papey said.

Based on RICT resolution, serving of high calorie meals and snacks to government employees participating in different activities could be a contributory factor to the increased overweight and obesity among public workers.

It also stated one of the major causes of overweight and obesity is that majority of food suppliers like restaurants, eateries, caterers, groceries market calories dense foods with fewer choices for natural healthier food options including food suppliers for government meetings and workshops.

The RICT has some recommendations in preparing menu for meetings, trainings, workshops and other activities.

For snacks, avoid heavily salted (e.g. chichiria, chips) and highly sweetened snacks (ice cream, donuts, highly sweetened cakes and bakery products) and deep fried snacks (e.g French fries, fish ball, kikiam). Serving fruits is a healthier option.

NNC - CAR spearheads the consultative meeting on the preparation of guide menu for government activities/functions/canteens participated by Nutritionist-Dietitians of the Philippines (NDAP) Baguio-Benguet Chapter representatives, and Caterers from Baguio - Benguet areas. (Photo by NNC-CAR)

For meals, increase serving of fruits and vegetables and reduce meat servings (Pinggang Pinoy recommendation is fruits and vegetables should be 33% of food intake and 17% of meat/poultry or fish per meal).

Serve brown rice or corn, oatmeal, root crops, boiled saba, iron fortified rice (brown or polished)

For drinks, serve water, buko juice or fresh fruit juice. Avoid sugar sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, flavored mineral water, sports drinks, sweetened waters and powdered juice drinks.

 The National Nutrition Council –CAR, in coordination with Nutritionist-Dietitians Association of the Philippines Baguio-Benguet Chapter and the Technical Working Group, are currently developing the guide menu for government activities. (JDP/MAWC- PIA CAR)  

By Maria Aprila W. Cruz

 

Baguio

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  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

  • DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- Local government units in the Cordillera region look forward to having their own approved solid waste management plans (SWMP) or their plans updated and implemented. 

  • DepEd orients key school officials on ALS new curriculum

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- A more comprehensive Alternative Learning System that is aligned with the country’s K to 12 Basic Education System and generally aims to provide quality informal education to out  of school youths (OSYs) and adult learners is set for implementation this school year.

Benguet

Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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