The St. Luke’s – Global City’s Nursing Care Group, in collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Department (FND) and the St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation, capped this year’s Nutrition Month Celebration by spearheading a healthy diet education and training for the residents of Western Bicutan in Taguig City last July 25, 2017.
Bearing the National Nutrition Council 43rd Annual Nutrition Month theme “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit-For Life!,” the nurses, dietitians, chefs and food and nutrition experts of St. Luke’s emphasized the importance of a healthy diet as a means of staying healthy and preventing diseases.
Resident-parents of the barangay attended sessions on healthy food identification, selection, preparation and cooking while their children held separate lectures on the basic food groups and activity-based assignments. The principles of “Go, Grow and Glow” food were underscored as parents and their children learn proper meal preparation with the right proportion of each food group and engaged in hands-on cooking and canvass painting for parents and their children, respectively, at the end of the day’s program.
The nutrition month celebration was the latest in the string of component activities that the nurses of the hospital have been conducting in the barangay for its community’s long range comprehensive and sustainable outreach program. Earlier, the nurses also organized training on first-aid, emergencies and disasters, medicinal plants gardening, discussions on various health issues, among others. The ultimate goal of the program is to empower the community to take charge of their own individual and community health and development through the guidance and support of competent healthcare professionals