Health and Nutrition highlight 2015 World Food Day celebration at Mariners Cam Sur

CANAMAN, Camarines Sur - Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province held a simple celebration of the World Food Day, an annual event observed by the school to highlight the importance of health and nutrition. Symbolically, the occasion also carried the theme on the battle against hunger caused by poverty especially in poor and underdeveloped countries of the world.

Left Photo: MPCF Cam Sur VP for Administration Napoleon Mangente (in black shirt) gives free pan de sal to students together with Mariners System’s Chairperson Emeritus Madame Eliza Jimenez and Dr. Luz Lazaro. (Right Photo) A boxfull of freshly-baked pan de sal bread before they were distributed to students during the occasion.

The celebration was led by Chairperson Emeritus Eliza Jimenez together with her sister, Dr. Luz Lazaro. The activity was organized by the staff of the newly created JaimeEliza Inc. headed by Board of Trustees Member and Health Advocate, Ms. Evita L. Jimenez.

Before the activities held at Mariners Café at the MPCF campus, the group distributed free pan de sal bread to pupils of Baras Elementary School in Canaman town. The bread was prepared by Culinary Arts students.
(Left Photo) Students line-up as Ms. Janet Banday of JaimEliza Inc. distributes bread during the event. (Right Photo) MPCF Chairman Emeritus, Madame Eliza Jimenez led the celebration, giving the first piece of bread to a maritime cadet.

VP for Administration Napoleon Mangente was present to show support to the advocacy to fight hunger which symbolically, conveyed the message that the battle against it should be fought not just in the Bicol Region but all throughout the world especially in third world countries.

Aside from the school officials, the faculty, staff and students joined the simple celebration at the school campus.

The Mariners System, as an institution, encourages students to support advocacies such as what was promoted on ‘World Health Day’. This occasion becomes part of their education which carries the message that everyone should be a purveyor of quality life by being instruments in the promotion of the well-being of the underprivileged.
“As we commemorate World Food Day, being healthy starts with oneself and the obligation to spread the message on the importance of ‘Health and Nutrition’ is incumbent in everyone”, declared Board of Trustees Member and health advocate Ms. Evita L. Jimenez. (CAS)