Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nutrition Month 2014 Tarpaulin Display

Nutrition Month 2014’s campaign theme displayed on light post around UP Diliman
Academic Oval
     With the nationwide campaign theme “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan!”, Philippine Association of Nutrition – Alpha Chapter (PAN - Alpha), in cooperation with the College of Home Economics Student Council (CHE-SC), celebrated the 40th Nutrition Month by displaying theme-related tarpaulins around the Academic Oval of University of the Philippines Diliman last July 28, 2014 up to August 8, 2014. This project aimed to educate the UP community about nutrition during emergency situations such as calamity and disaster. 
One of the strategies for food and 
water security during a disaster
     Nutrition Month is an annual campaign to create greater awareness on nutrition among Filipinos. Given the effects of devastating calamities are inevitable, the informative tarpaulins concurred with the aim of this year’s nutrition month. According to the official website of National Nutrition Council (2014), the purpose of the 2014 nutrition month theme is to provide venue for the general public to realize the importance of preparedness, response, and recovery; coping and resilient strategizing to prevent malnutrition and worsening of nutritional status in times of emergencies and disasters. PAN – Alpha came up with nutrition guidelines specifically focused on emergency situations including preparation, as well as post-disaster such as rehabilitation. Simple phrases in Filipino language were chosen to address the majority of the public. 

Passers-by reading the 2014 Nutrition Month theme

Friday, July 04, 2014

Among the 15 PAN Student Chapters, Philippine Association of Nutrition - Alpha Chapter (PAN-Alpha) is awarded as the most outstanding student chapter this 2014 and our very own Christopher John Macapugay as the most outstanding Nutrition-Dietetics Student.

Congratulations, PAN-Alpha and Chief! 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Nutrition Month 2014

Philippine Association of Nutrition - Alpha Chapter (PAN-Alpha) joins the nation in celebrating the Nutrition month this July. This year's theme is "Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan!" and is provided by the National Nutrition Council (NNC).

Nutrition Month 2014 aims to:
1) promote interventions to address nutritional needs in emergencies and disasters including preparedness, response and recovery;
2) mobilize responders particularly the local nutrition clusters and stakeholders to address gaps in nutrition in emergencies response from national to barangay levels; and
3) increase awareness among families and individuals on coping and resiliency strategies to prevent malnutrition and worsening of nutritional status in times of emergencies and disasters
(NNC, 2014).

Happy Nutrition Month, everyone! 

Monday, December 02, 2013

1st sem AY 2013-14 Sports Fest

           PAN-Alpha held its sports fest event on September 3, 2013 for the applicants and the members. The games were played in the parking lot of the College of Home Economics. The primary objective of the event is to promote fitness and nutrition. The secondary objective is to promote teamwork and camaraderie among the applicants and members.
            The members and applicants were divided into 4 groups before the games started. It was made sure that the members and the applicants were equally distributed into the different groups. Several games were prepared for the members and the applicants. The major games, Sack Race and Catch the Dragon’s Tail had much participation. The members and applicants formed 2 big groups for each game. The goal of the sack race is for all the members of each group to hop in a sack to the finish line. The first group to finish will be the winner. On the other hand, for the catch the dragon’s tail, each group will form one line and must be linked to each other. The goal of the game is to get the egg attached behind the last person in the line or break apart the line to get points. The group with the most number of points wins.
        After a few hours of playing, finally, the winners of the game were decided. The event was indeed successful. The games promoted physical activity and fitness as the members and applicants competitively raced their way to the finish line and grab the egg attached to the tail of the opposing group. Teamwork and cooperation were evident in each of the groups and closer relationships were built among members and applicants as they were able to interact with each other while carefully planning their strategies and communicating with each other. The skills and talents of the applicants were seen as each of them gave their best in the games.

Internal Affairs committee dividing the applicants and the members into their respective groups

Applicants and members lined up and getting ready to race to the finish line for the sack race

One group strategizing their moves for the “Catch the Dragon’s Tail” 

One group lined up and getting ready for the “Catch the Dragon’s Tail"

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