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Backyard gardening promotes good nutrition
MERCY G. DULAS, Buguias, Benguet

Nutrition Month is celebrated every July as stipulated in Presidential Decree 491, which also mandated the creation of National Nutrition Council in 1974 during the time of President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

This year’s theme is “Ugaliing magtanim, sapat na nutrisyon aanihin.”

This theme focuses on food production at home through backyard gardening. This practice ensures that a family has its own vegetables to harvest.

This aims to improve the health and food consumption of Filipinos, as well as food security as much as possible with backyard gardening.

While the theme changes every year, we should bear in mind that aside from the nutritious food we eat; personal hygiene clean environment, and having a clean mind are also the best practices to become healthy.

NNC is coordinating with several stakeholders – local government units, schools, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector – to advance the advocacy of backyard gardening.

The Department of Education is one of the catalysts in promoting this program. Teachers, through lessons, inculcate the importance of nutrition in health subject. DepEd officials conduct school nutrition programs to have activities for the students, such as poster making, slogan, and quiz bee related to nutrition.

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