The Medical City Nutrition Management Services, together with the Center for Developmental Pediatrics, have taken heed of this concern by launching a poster-making contest dubbed “TMC for Kids: Healthy Eating Plate – A poster-making contest on good nutrition.” This project is also in line with the “Pinggang Pinoy” campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) in celebration of the National Nutrition Month 2016.
The contest was be open to all Grade 5 students and each school can send their five best entries.A total of 25 posters were entered into the competition.
Awarding of winners was held July July 27, 2016, 2 p.m., at the TMC Auditorium.
TMC management were glad of the turnout and the number of entries that they received, which means more and more people are now realizing the fact and the dangers of unhealthy eating, especially among kids. TMC were happy as well that people responded to this contest, which is aligned with the DOH’s National Nutrition Month campaign and serves as a vital part of the hospital’s advocacy on healthy eating that should start at an early age
The impact of good nutrition early in life can reach far into the future.The right nutrition in the first 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday builds the foundation for the child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive.
However, recent surveys showed a significant rise in malnutrition among Filipino children, making the situation truly alarming. Without a doubt, undernutrition still exists and remains a national priority but pediatric overweight and obesity have both become a growing concern among medical practitioners and should be of importance to mothers and would-be mothers.
For mechanics and other information of TMC’s poster making contest, check outhttp://www.themedicalcity.com.