BARMM, Philippines — In support of the country’s annual celebration of Nutrition Month this July, the Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Science and Technology has joined the 48th celebration of Nutrition Month, Monday, July 4, 2022, at the Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City.

Other members of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) and other partner agencies/stakeholders joined the culmination activity.

The theme: “New Normal na Nutrisyon, Sama-Samang Gawan ng Solusyon” aims to call on all Filipinos for solidarity to support efforts to end hunger and malnutrition. It also strengthens nutrition interventions towards nutrition improvements in the new normal.

In the kick-off ceremony at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC), Minister Aida Silongan gave a message to strengthen the support and collaborations on advocating the importance of nutrition, address current and predominant issues, and continue the programs, services, and activities for nutrition.

“Ang Ministry of Science and Technology ay kaisa at nakikilahok sa programang ito upang palakasin ang suporta at kolaborasyon sa annual campaign na ito upang bigyang importansya ang nutrisyon, ma-address ang mga current at pre-dominant issues sa ating rehiyon at maipagpatuloy ang  mga programang pang-nutrisyon, serbisyo, at activities sa panahon ng pandemya.” Minister said.

[The Ministry of Science and Technology joins this celebration program to strengthen support and collaboration on this annual campaign to give importance to nutrition, address the current and predominant issues in the region, and continue the programs, services, and activities on nutrition in times of pandemic.]

She also motivated everyone to start a healthy lifestyle as it will benefit them as they age.

“Start a healthy lifestyle and eating habits at a young age as it will help people as they age. It is our way to ensure that with this super-fast, crowded and busy time period, life pressure would be reduced and achieve a healthy living.” Minister added.

Furthermore, in support of Nutrition Month, the ministry will be hosting radio programs twice this month to create awareness of nutrition’s importance, promote halal foods’ consumption, adhere to food safety, and other nutritional interventions.

National Nutrition Month is celebrated every July to create awareness of the significance of nutrition. The activity addresses current and predominant issues in nutrition, such as fighting malnutrition and other nutritional problems in the country. It is also to strengthen and promote solidarity in the improvement of the nutritional status of the country.

Tara at makiisa sa pagdiriwang ng ika-48th Nutrition Month!