BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the National Nutrition Council (NNC-CAR) and the Cordillera Administrative Region Media Educators on Nutrition (CAR-MENU) recognized the best performing and active participants of the agency’s Nutrition School on the Air (NSOA) program to help in empowering more people to practice good nutrition and healthy lifestyle.
The special awardees received from the organizers plaques of recognition for their exemplary performance during the course of the two and a half months program wherein some 163 individuals from the different parts of Northern Luzon were able to graduate from the said course.
Those who garnered the highest score of 58 points out of the 60-point perfect score included Raquel Tayoco of Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet; Nida Daligue of Babadi, Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya and Lea T. Julian of Camp 4, Tuba, Benguet.
The oldest participants of the NSOA were Morris G. Yad-an, 69, of Sinto, Bauko, Mountain Province and Jane A. Sukaw, 69 while the youngest participants were Angel A. Lalis of Poblacion. Kibungan, Benguet; Jhonrhaye Lestino of Paoay, Atok, Benguet and Kiara Ivelyn Peralta of Loo, Buguias, Benguet.
The couple participants who were also given recognitions were spouses Eduardo and Emily Valencia of Aurora Hill, Baguio City, Morris and Teodora Yad-an of Sinto, Bauko, Mountain Province, Romeo and Sheryll Tibao of Kibungan, Benguet and Rolly and Febiana Teofilo of Atok, Benguet while the sibling participants included Lily, Abanze and Hilda Camado; Fredhelm and Christsanta J. Agalpao; Jeralyn and Julieta Dicos; Marso and Sion Tay-ew and Jenny Claire, Jess Bell and Jhonrhaye Lestino.
The father and son participant to the NSOA were also recognized during the graduation ceremony of the third batch of completers were Elmer Matis and Rhemle Matis.
NNC-CAR regional nutrition program coordinator Rita Papey congratulated the special awardees for their active participation in the program and for showing their interest in helping advance the nutrition and healthy lifestyle advocacy in their families and communities.
The NSOA is an annual information and education campaign program of the NNC-CAR in partnership with the CAR-MENU and a local radio station where interested individuals can enrol through their mobile phones and participate by providing the accurate answers to the questions asked after the prescribed lessons on the air.
The program was conceptualized to reach out to the remote communities accessible by the signal of the radio station as radio is still the most effective medium for sending messages to people living in far flung areas that have no signals of telecommunication companies.
Papey encouraged more people to join the future conduct of the NSOA where they can surely learn numerous lessons from the lectures provided by nutrition and health experts sharing their insights on prevailing health and nutrition issues.