NNC leads nutri-mental health seminar for PWDs

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 4 (PIA) – In continuing efforts  to provide services to the  vulnerable sectors  especially at this challenging time of COVID pandemic, the    National Nutrition Council (NNC) and the Cordillera Administrative Region Media Educators on Nutrition (CAR Menu) recently  spearheaded  a for persons with disabilities(PWDs).

Some   14 PWDs participated in this event where   they learned more about mental health and good nutrition with cooking demonstration.

Dr. Gwendolyn Cayad  of the Psychiatric Department of Baguio Hospital and General Medical Center talked on the importance of   taking care of  one’s mental  especially   with this pandemic   when  stress, fear and   anxiety  are increased.

 Simple things can be done to cope with stress such as talking with others, getting in touch with relatives and friends or doing simple physical exercises, Cayad said.

Nutritionist Disney Dezyl Deponio   lectured and demonstrated how to cook low cost but nutritious food.

The PWDs were taught   how to cook sardines and vegetables which are common as relief goods, said Rita Papey, NNC-CAR regional program coordinator.

Noel May-ag, speaking in behalf of his fellow PWD participants,   expressed gratitude to the organizers saying they have learned a lot like how to keep one’s mental health in this pandemic   and cooking cheap but nutritious food.

The activity was   done   in coordination with the City Health Office and Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office. (JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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