DepEd Memorandum N. 103, S.2011 dated April 27, 2011 states that every year, we are observing the Nutrition Month every month of July to disseminate the messages of good nutrition to all Filipinos. This year’s theme, “Isulong ang Breastfeeding – Tama, Sapat at Eksklusibo!” focuses on the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for infants from 0-6 months and continue up to 2 years and beyond. To support this developmental endeavor of the nutrition community headed by the National Nutrition Council (NCN), the Department of Education (DepEd) enjoins all schools to participate in this celebration by undertaking meaningful activities that will highlight the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for infants and its benefits which is manifested by good health and nutrition when the child reaches school age until adulthood. Some of the activities which can be included during this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month are slogan and poster making contest, quiz bee, essay writing contest and others. Pictorial Narrative Report on the highlights of the observance of the Nutrition Month shall be included in the 3rd Quarter Report on the Integrated School Health and Nutrition Program for submission to the Office of the Secretary.

Reference:DepEd Memorandum No.103, s.2011 dated April 27, 2011

By: Catalina L. Lintag | Limay Elementary School

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