The Alay Lakad held on June 29 and launching of July as Nutrition Month was a success. Both activities participated by LGU employees, schools, People’s Organizations, NGOs, religious organizations and private institutions cooperated in the fund raising activity and the program that followed dedicated to awareness raising on the importance of good and proper nutrition.
The annual alay lakad activity aimed at raising funds for the out-of-school youth in the town was spearheaded by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) headed by the town’s very active Social Welfare Officer Marcionila Reyes.
Students from the Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF) and pupils from Jagna Central Elementary School in their presentations gave off the message that good nutrition is very important to have a healthy body and a mind full of knowledge. MNC Action Officer Anita Ocmeja headed the activities for the nutrition month launching.
Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla and Dr. Arnold Dasio M. Cagulada, Municipal Health Officer, in their message centered on breastfeeding as the best food for infant s towards a healthy body and sound mind when the infant’s grow up. Mayor Abrenilla said that breastfeeding ensures the unbreakable bond between mother and infant.