On another project, we targeted the younger population of the village of Goin, addressing the need for more intense actions to be done with regards to the rising incidence of malnutrition.
Because of this, we sought and undivided attention of the mothers and fathers of the community. A seminar was conducted on October 8 at the Covered Court, Barangay Hall with the theme, “Pagkain Mo, Nutrisyon Mo.” The GOINnovate team requested the help of Doctor Ma. Lourdes Langco, the Municipal Nutrition Officer of Liloy, as resource speaker for the activity.
The seminar focused on the following aspects:
· Nutritious food for a well-balanced meal;
· Malnutrition: Effect and Management;
· Benefits of Backyard Gardening;
· Proper Food Preparation
Boxes of VitaMix supplements for 0-71 month-old kids were also dispensed.
To provide more options for nutritious, well-balanced, and affordable meals, the team conducted a Cooking Show on the 5th of October, introducing a new and original recipe by team member Aundreaux Vladimir Y. Navarro. Project heads, Nikki and Ruby, with the help of Roxanne D. Reyes, spearheaded the activity and demonstrated the cooking process of Squash Patty and Kalabasa Fries. Leaflets of the recipe and its nutritional values were distributed among the parents present during the show.
The recipes were well-like by the parents and the children. Many provided good feedback regarding the recipes, and the Daycare started including Squash Patty and Kalabasa Fries in their menu for the young children of Goin.