NIA-R9 Culminates Nutrition Month Celebration

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 491, also known as the “Nutrition Act of the Philippines”, NIA Region IX actively participated the Nutrition Month which is held every month of July.

This year’s theme “New Normal na Nutrisyon, Sama-Samang gawan ng Solution” calls for strengthened nutrition interventions and solidarity towards nutrition improvement as the country shift towards living with the COVID-19 virus.

NIA Region IX culminated the celebration on July 29, 2022 at NIA Function Hall, Tawagan Norte, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. The activity was participated by NIA personnel and select Irrigators Associations (IA) members of Zamboanga del Sur.

Activities undertaken during the Nutrition Month Celebration were Zumba exercise, Non-communicable Disease Health Risk Assessment which includes health advocacy, BP taking, weight taking, and Lecture about Diabetes.

During the culmination, various sorts of nutritious foods were served to the participants to emphasize the importance of nutrition in recovery and in building resilience from pandemic to a better “new normal” life.