By JACK C. GADAINGAN
August 17, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – Marking of the 45th Nutrition Month with the theme: “Kumain nang Wasto at Maging Aktibo…Push Natin ‘to!” encouraging to eat healthy diets and espousing active lifestyle by disengaging sedentary behavior, inspired the frontline nutrition managers in Eastern Visayas headed by the National Nutrition Council Region VIII (NNC-8) to list a number of contests – all entailing physical activity as among the highlights of the month-long July celebration.
The recognition and awarding of the contest winners was conducted during the “45th Nutrition Month Culmination and Awarding Ceremonies” on July 30, 3019 held at the Department of Education (DepEd) Leyte Division Gymnasium, Government Center, Palo, Leyte.
NUTRIMAZING RACE, a team contest of eight stations conducted during the Nutrition Month launching on July 5 result: First Place - Leyte Metropolitan Water District, team members John Paul Go, Ranulfo Gamba and Joanne Pacunla, bagging a plaque and P3,000 cash; 2nd Place - Department of Budget and Management 8, team members Neuman Gallardo, Arnel C. Yboa and Carl Patrick Bernardo, bagging a plaque and P2,500 cash; and 3rd Place - Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, team members Weinona M. Ligason, Maria Dyna Rose Abrenio and Rolan Jose M. Fua, bagging P1,500.
NUTRIVIDEO CONTEST, a month-long video contest posted on social media: Most Liked and Shared (1077) - Commission on Audit, bagging a plaque and P1,000 cash; Best in Choreography - Land Transportation Office 8, bagging a plaque and P1,000.
NUTRIJNGLE CONTEST, likewise a month-long contest posted on social media: First Place - NUTRISONG by Ginataan Medley, bagging P2,000; 2nd Place - Gulay Sensation by Burauen National High School, bagging P1,500; 3rd Place - PUSH NATIN TO! By Promiseland Educational Academy, bagging P1,000; and Most Liked and Shared - Guly Sensation by Burauen National High School.
BNS LARO NG LAHI, conducted as among the activities during the Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Day on July 30, 2019.
Individual Games each game bagging P300: SIPA - Southern Leyte Province by Fedelina Mendiola, winner; LIMBO ROCK - Leyte Province by Wilma Sumaste, winner; HULA-HOOP DEFYING GRAVITY - Southern Leyte by Shirley Candelaria, winner; PIKO - Samar Province by Analiza Salamida, winner; TSATO - Eastern Samar by Val Cabus, winner; and SANKAYAW - Samar Province by Lylanie Pamapor, winner.
Group Games with each game bagging P1,200: SACK RACE - Leyte Province, winner; DODGEBALL - Eastern Samar, winner; and TUG OF WAR - Leyte Province, winner.
BNS DANCE CONTEST: First Place - Leyte Province, bagging P4,000; 2nd Place - Catbalogan City, bagging P3,000; and 3rd Place - Baybay City bagging P2,000; non-winning contestants bagged P500 each pair as consolation prize. Judges for the NUTRIVEDIO, NUTRIJINGLE and BNS DANCE contests were: Mr. Eulogio A. Plameran Jr., PLTCOL Anabel Roche and Ms. Winderose Oliverio.