Talisay City links observance of Nutrition Month to environmental protection

BACOLOD CITY, (PNA) –- The City of Talisay in Negros Occidental is joining the nationwide observance of Nutrition Month by linking its activities to the campaign for environmental protection.

Mayor Eric Saratan led the ceremonial kick-off of the Nutrition Month celebration Tuesday in a program attended by more than a thousand students and teachers from private and public schools, city employees, barangay officials, barangay health workers, and other local stakeholders.

In his message, Saratan said his administration does not only prioritize solving problems on hunger and malnutrition, but also putting in place initiatives to mitigate calamities brought by climate change.

“The major threat to lives and properties now is the unpredictability of the weather particularly stronger typhoons and torrential rains causing massive floods and landslides,” he pointed out.

Talisay City has been experiencing flooding in some of its barangays during heavy rains and typhoons.

Saratan urged his constituents to participate in the campaign to protect the environment as part of the city’s observance of the Nutrition Month.

The mayor stressed the need for proper waste management and conduct of tree-planting activities as part of the major mitigation campaign to reduce the ill-effects of climate change.

Moreover, Saratan said that under his administration, Talisay City’s nutrition program has been recognized in the national level. The city attained the highest award several times, and was elevated to the Hall of Fame.

He also acknowledged the major contribution of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars and Barangay Health Workers in eradicating malnutrition in the city. (PNA)