Nutrition Month 2017
This weekend, Rehoboth Children’s Home celebrated Nutrition Month with a full day of activities. This year’s Nutrition Month theme in the Philippines is, “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit – For Life!” (Making a Healthy Diet a Habit for Life!)
The day started in our Eco-Learning Farm where the children usually spend every Saturday morning together. Each garden group made mini demonstrations related to gardening and how to increase productivity of fruits and vegetables. Topics included the benefits of bio-intensive gardening, pruning, insect control, dragonfruits, and land preparation.
The presentations were followed by our annual cooking competition. This year’s main ingredient was TILAPIA in preparation for the tilapia we look forward to harvesting in a few months from our newly restored fishpond. Each garden group created a dish highlighting tilapia and one of the following fruits/vegetables as the main ingredients: tomatoes, eggplant, malunggay, okra, and papaya. Tilapia is commonly used in Filipino cuisine, so Rehoboth children and staff had a lot of fun creating and tasting new tilapia dishes!
After lunch, each group presented jingles about their dishes and enjoyed an afternoon of games and activities together celebrating Nutrition Month and July/August birthday celebrants.
We would like to thank our friends Nathan and Christina from California, USA for generously sponsoring our 2017 Nutrition Month Celebration. To learn more about supporting events like this at Rehoboth, please visit our Get Involved page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on: 24 July, 2017, by : Rehoboth Children's Home, Inc.