Pushing for a Healthy Lifestyle

by Gelyn R. Lagman

Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating at physical activity habits. As a gesture of support to the government’s program in the yearly celebration of Nutrition Month, Marcela Marcelo Elementary School held a parade and opening program on July 5, 2019. Mr. Errol John P. Ruiz Master Teacher II/ Officer In charge on that day formally started the program with great enthusiasm. Ms. Elyna Santos the school nurse gave an informative talk about “PinggangPinoy” to enhance knowledge on healthy diet and effective practice. Students in respective grade levels also proved that they are all healthy by showcasing their talents in singing dancing rap and poetry.

Kinder Pupils showcased their talents in Fruit Juice preparation using fresh fruits with the help of their respective advisers. Meanwhile grade one pupils also prepare healthy sandwichesin their respective classrooms while grade two and three showed their creativity and skills in preparing vegetable and fruit salad at MMES Covered Court. The intermediate level led by grades four, five and six unveiled their cooking skills through a Cooking Festival where they preparednutritious dishes. Selected grade four pupils prepared maja and cookies while grade five pupils demonstrated their skills in cooking by preparing different dishes using chicken pork beef and vegetables. The students also made slogans promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Teachers also participated during the culminating activity. Mr. Carlos S. Belicano shared his skills in cooking. He cooked shanghai rolls using string beans and squash. To highlight the battle cry“ MagingAktibo”, a ZUMBA SA MARCELA was spearheaded by Ms. Edna Casino. Zumba dancers were invited to perform during the culminating activity. Teachers and pupils actively participated during the Zumba session.
In this modern time where life span of humans is becoming short, it is right to push and promote a healthy lifestyle. It is the responsibility of the school to inculcate to the young minds of the school children the importance of good nutrition to be able to perform well in school and be free from sickness and other health problems.