Since July is known to be a Nutrition Month, the Municipality of Monkayo under the responsive leadership of Mayor Ramil Gentugaya is in one with the country through the National Nutrition Council in observing and celebrating the annual campaign on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos as stipulated in Presidential Decree 491 (1974).
Throughout the years, the Nutrition Month celebration has been institutionalized by schools and local government units as well as other stakeholders. This year is the 43rd Nutrition Month celebration.
For 2017, the selected focus of the Nutrition Month campaign is on the promotion of healthy diets with the theme “Healthy diet, gawing habit – FOR LIFE!”. The campaign aims to increase awareness on the importance of healthy diets which protects against both under- and overnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases and certain types of cancer. (Source: NNC)