July 2, 2015- The Regional Nutrition Committee-CAR formally launched the 2015 Nutrition Month celebration through a Kapihan (press conference) held at PIA-CAR office, Baguio City. Panelists of the Kapihan namely Ms. Rita Papey (Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, NNC-CAR), Dr. Virginia Narciso (Medical Officer IV, DOH-CAR), Ms. Pelin B. Belino (Dean, College of Home Economics and Technology, Benguet State University), Mr. Eduardo P. Laconsay (Director, Human Kinetics, BSU) and Hon. Janet de Venecia Francisco (Barangay Kagawad, North Central Aurora Hill & winner of Biggest Loser of Baguio City) expounded this year’s Nutrition Month theme- “Timbang iwasto, sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo!”
A cooking demonstration on healthy veggie snacks by Data Center College of the Philippines, Baguio City highlighted the Kapihan. Moreover, some members of the Barangay Nutrition Committee of Poliwes, Baguio City showed innovative home vegetable gardening tips using recycled pots.
RNPC Papey enjoined all Cordillerans to advocate the theme not only in the month of July but also in the succeeding months onwards to create increased awareness in the region on overweight and obesity and attain good health for every Cordilleran through proper diet and physically active lifestyle.