POPTFN Goes to Davao

Once again another public school benefited from the Power Of  Prevention Through Fitness and Nutrition (POPTFN).   This is one of the major advocacies of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – Philippine Chapter (AACE-PC). It aims to instill into the hearts and minds of the young specifically Grade 5 students the value of good health thru regular physical activity and proper nutrition.    The recipient school for the Month of November 2016 was the Matina Aplaya Elementary School, Davao.   Its principal Mr. Dominador A. Dagohoy warmly welcomed the AACE-PC officers, board of directors, staff and its members. There were Five Grade 5 sections namely Mt. Apo, Mt. Taal, Mt. Makiling, Mt. Pinatubo and Mt. Mayon. A total of 221 students enthusiastically participated in the cheering competition with a theme promoting health thru regular exercise and balanced nutrition. Section Mt. Mayon emerged triumphant in the cheering competition. A contest on the low calorie dessert recipe was also conducted. The recipe should contain healthy ingredients at a minimal cost. This is a joint effort of students and their respective advisers. In here, Mashed Ube by section Mt. Apo clinched the top place.  Zumba dance was done and participated by all including AACE-PC MDs and staff. Dr. Francis Ho and his untiring wife Phany facilitated this successful task. It was a 4- hour event filled with fun and loaded with valuable health information. All students were definitely winners.  It was truly an experience worth remembering.