2012 Nutrition Month Celebration Theme

The Department of Education issued a memorandum encouraging all schools to celebrate Nutrition Month with the simultaneous planting of vegetables as part of its share to promote consumption of vegetables among children as part of a healthy diet. Other government agencies, non-government organizations, local government units, private sector and civil society are expected to also conduct various activities to help in promoting vegetables consumption.  

DepEd Memo No. 101, s. 2012:

2012 Nutrition Month Celebration

Every year, in the month of July, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) leads the whole nation in the celebration of Nutrition Month, purposely to disseminate nutrition messages to all Filipinos through a focal theme. For 2012, the theme is "Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin, araw-araw itong ihain!" to focus on the promotion of vegetables and its nutritional benefits.

The theme also focuses on encouraging Filipinos to increase consumption of vegetables to address micronutrient deficiencies and prevent non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

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