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7.30.2012

Oh My Gulay!

July is Nutrition Month in the Philippines and every year, schools celebrate this occasion with activities related to food, good health, and proper diet.

The theme for this year's Nutrition Month celebration is "Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin, araw-araw ihain!" and its main focus is to encourage Filipinos to increase their vegetable consumption. By doing so, micronutrient deficiencies can be addressed and non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes can also be prevented.

The Learners' Academy (aka my son's school) celebrated Nutrition Month last Friday with various classroom activities. Take a look at what my son's Kindergarten class did at school.

Huge smile from my eager beaver.
Teacher Love shows the kids what they need to do.
Yue's turn to do it.
The kids prepared vegetable salad and calamansi juice for their snack, with the assistance of Teacher Love and Teacher Erlyn, of course.

Getting ready for the good stuff. :)
A blob of mayonnaise here... 
some carrots there...
Yue has so many questions in between, lol.
Mixing the ketchup...
Mix, mix, mix!
Now my son was never a picky eater, and making him eat vegetables has never been a problem. But his reaction to the carrot was epic.

The face that can ignite a war, lol.
He dipped the carrot in the ketchup-mayo mix, and the taste he found revolting. Haha! He's not too fond of either ketchup or mayonnaise, which is kinda ironic since I love mayo while the husband loves ketchup.

A-aaaa!
He has no complains about the apple, though. 'Round here, he's the Cookie Monster of apples, lol.
And when Teacher Love announced that it was time to make their own juice, the little man was more ready to pounce on the calamansi.

Check out my son's hair, inspired by Siwon of Super Junior. But of course. ;)
More of squeeze, actually.

Left hand...
Right hand...
Both hands in action! Haha!
This was one activity my son really enjoyed. He loves Elmo's Magical Cookbook a lot and he seems to have developed a liking for Gordon Ramsay and his bad-ass, don't-mess-with-the-chef attitude, so it's great that he had the chance to take a stab at 'cooking' like Elmo and Chef Ramsay.

And don't be surprised to see the moms hovering in the photos. We usually stay outside the school premises during class hours, but Teacher Love allowed us to enter the classroom so we could take photos of the kids. 

Thank you, Teacher Love and TLA for letting us capture these precious moments. Can't wait for the next school activity! Anticipating August! :)

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18 replies:

MaryJane Tauyan said...

this is such a nice and fun way to teach the kids how important vegetable or even how yummy they are and how healthy the veggies for your body! lucky my daughter loves salad as well! haha! jane of tauyanm.com xx

F.L.A.G - Fundamental Learning Academy for Girls said...

Great info.. wish I had known about this so I can inform the school on how to promote good nutrition.. :)

Sumi Go said...

Aww.. Your son's so cute! :) It's nice that he doesn't have a problem with eating veggies unlike most children I know.. haha.. Anyway, love this activity. It's fun and very interactive.

xoxoMrsMartinez | Mrs-Martinez.com said...

Awww... your son looks so cute in the last few photos trying to squeeze out the juice hehehe

xoxo
MrsMartinez

mail4rosey said...

All of the food looks so fresh and delicious, and the pictures are just great. This was a really neat post to come across. Thank you for the share!

Pepper Tan said...

Yue's the Apple Monster, I see :)
I love his reaction to the carrot :)

Shannon Milholland said...

What a fun hands on activity. I particularly love his reaction to the carrot! The faces kids make are just precious aren't they?

YANI said...

This one is noteworthy. Nutrition should be given primary importance especially for those kiddos :)

Mich of Mich Eats and Shops said...

I really laughed out loud when I saw Yue's reaction to the carrot. Hahaha He was all smiles before that kasi e. :))) I guess he really hated it! :D :D You're right, he's such an eager beaver. So cute!!!

Renz said...

My kid's school had a similar event too! I was not there to take photos though (more like not allowed!).

Anyway thanks for sharing!Cute facial reactions.lol

Lipstick.chopsticks said...

That's a fun way to teach kids how to eat veggies!

roviedear said...

best way to teach kids to eat veggies <3 ang cute nung photo na nakasimangot while eating carrots haha :)

Rovie, The Bargain Doll

Leah H. said...

Super cute naman ng mga studyante.. Vegetables are good for everyone:)

Hopping from Alexa!

Carla Karam said...

Czjai...I don't know, but you can call me crazy... I just love holidays that are about FOOD!! I love celebrating.. but to celebrate food... wow! A Bonus! Thank you for sharing little man's day with us and your country's holiday. Blessings to you and yours.

Claire said...

I love this post! Your son looks like he had a great time, even if he doesn't like the dip. That looks wonderful.

tatess said...

ganda ng smile ni baby

Shelly Ann said...

He is so cute. Nice combo of Cooking with a Sesame Street character and GR. I had to laugh at the face he made with the carrot. New follower here!

melandria said...

i am glad that many schools are doing their best for everybody to know the real essence of nutrients especially for our little ones. They do deserve to be healthy and happy.

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