In compliance with this year’s Nutrition Month themed Pagkain Ng Gulay Ugaliin, Araw-araw Itong Ihain ( Make vegetable eating a habit, keep it served daily) we turned the spotlight to the importance of VEGETABLES, as part of our healthy diet. This year’s celebration aimed at promoting vegetable consumption, especially among the young, in order to preempt micro-nutrient deficiencies.
Along with the occasion, the Children’s Ark Prep School conducted health check-ups, medical and dental in particular, for its bright-eyed kiddies. Plus, an epic muppet show dubbed Lusog-Saya Sa Safari by no other than the country’s acclaimed ventriloquist Kuya Ony Carcamo.
Following is a collection of images from this year’s Nutrition Month blast, wrapped up with some cool vegetable trivias. Enjoy!
Kuya Ony Carcamo engaging the young crowd with what he does best.
New school pediatrician Dr. Bacolor spearheads the children’s medical legwork
“If the body is feeble, the mind will not be strong.”
Will leave you now with some interesting vegetable facts courtesy of Healthy-Eating-Foods.Info:
- The highest amount of vitamins and nutrients are contained within the vegetable’s skin and the layer directly underneath it.
- The nutritional value of vegetables decreases during the cooking process.
- Soluble vitamins are lost through the absorption of liquid – for example, when boiling.
- One of the amazing Nutrition Facts About Vegetables is that eating them can significantly improve our health and lifestyle!
- Vegetables are generally very low in fat and calories – excellent for healthy diets!
- Frozen vegetables are just as beneficial to the health as fresh vegetables.
- There are many different ways of cooking with vegetables including roasting, baking, boiling, steaming, blanching, deep frying, stir frying, sweating, grilling and marinating.
- Vegetables come in all different sizes, shapes and colors such as green, purple, red and yellow, and they are grown specifically for food purposes.
- Vegetables can provide benefits to our skin, teeth, nails, hair and even help to prevent signs of aging