Every year, in the month of July, the National Nutrition Council lead the whole nation in the celebration of Nutrition Month,purposely to disseminate nutrition messages to all Filipino through a focal theme. For 2012, the them is Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin, araw-araw itong ihain to focus on the promotion of vegetables and its nutritional benefits.
The INC launching event for the Nutrition Month Celebration will feature vegetable gardening in schools on July 2, 2012 to emphasize the importance of eating vegetabls as part o fa healty diat. All pulic elem and secondary scholls are encouraged to conduce simultatneous vegatble gardening on July 2 as well.
School administrators, teachers and non-teaching personnel are enjoined to participate in the month long celebration oby undertaking activities which will promote vegetable consumption and production in the schools. The actiities should also highlight the National greening program focused on poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation and Gulayan sa Paaralan project by participating in tree planting and growing activities and establishing vegetable gardens.
It s expected the narrative and pictorial reports on the Nutrition Month Celebration be incorporated in the 3rd quarter report on the Integrated School health and Nutrition Program and submitted to the office of the Secretary, Attention: The Direcor, health and Nutrition Center, Deped Central office, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
DepEd Memo 101 S 2012