Power of Prevention through Fitness and Nutrition

Power of Prevention Through Fitness and Nutrition

The Power of Prevention (POP) is a three-tiered awareness campaign developed by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).  The mission of POP is to prevent endocrine diseases by educating and generating awareness through the following methods: POP school visits, POP website, and preventative publications.  Power of Prevention (POP) has teamed-up with the President’s Challenge to incorporate physical activity into U.S. schools and communities.  The POP Challenge is designed to generate increased daily physical activity among students. 

Here in the Philippines, the AACE-Philippine Chapter launched the POWER OF PREVENTION THROUGH FITNESS AND NUTRITION (POPTFN) in 4 pilot private schools in the Luzon area in 2008.  The campaign started in the school year 2008-2009 which involved grade six students from the participating schools: De la Salle Santiago Zobel School – Alabang, PAREF Woodrose School – Alabang, St. Peter the Apostle School – Manila, and St. Scholastica’s College – Manila.  A Five-Day Lesson Plan (modified for Philippine setting) was created to help implement physical activity and sound nutritional components into the current curriculum.  The goal is to instill physical activity and good nutrition into the students’ daily routine at a very impressionable age.

In 2009-2010, the POPTFN targeted public schools - one in Metro Manila: The Betty Go Belmonte School in Quezon City and one in the province: The Santa Rosa Elementary School in Laguna.

The following list shows the succeeding school years with the various participating schools:

In 2010-2011 
Don Bosco High School, Mandaluyong

In 2011-2012
St. Benedict, 
PAREF Springdale, 
Sampa Pacifico Central Elementary School, 
De la Salle Lipa City 
Canossa Academy Lipa City.

In 2012-2013 
San Nicolas Elementary School, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Baler Central School, Baler, Aurora
Masambong Elementary School, San Francisco, Del Monte, Quezon City
Sinag Tala Elementary School, Quezon City
Puerto Princesa Pilot Elementary School, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Holy Cross High School, Dumaguete, Negros Occidental
Silliman University, Dumaguete, Negros Occidental 
Bago Bantay Elementary School, Quezon City
Sinalhan Elementary School, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
St. Benedict Chldren’s Education Center, Cebu City, Cebu
Canduman Elementary School, Mandaue City, Cebu
De la Salle Lipa School, Lipa City, Batangas
Canossa Academy, Lipa City, Batangas
Father Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
Kidapawan City Elementary School, Kidapawan City, Cotabato
North 1 Central School Canaway, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
College of the Immaculate Conception, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija 

In 2013-2014
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, San Fernando, La Union
Infanta Central School, Infanta, Quezon
Mt. Carmel School of Infanta, Infanta, Quezon
Aquinas University, Legaspi, Albay
Pili West Central School, Pili, Camarines Sur
San Jose South Elementary School, Pili, Camarines Sur
Pili Central School, Pili, Camarines Sur
Pembo Elementary School, Makati City
Sta. Ana Central Elementary School, Davao City
Riza Elementary School, Davao City
Puerto Princesa Pilot Elementary School, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Holy Cross High School, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Silliman Univeristy Elementary Department, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

In 2014-2015
Nemesio I. Yabut Elementary School, Makati City
Municipality of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
-    Asuncion Elementary School
-    Bingao Elementary School
-    Bungay Elementary School
-    Catuguing Elementary School
-    Cayetano Bumanglag Elementary School

In 205-2016
Mateo Jagmis Memorial Elementary School, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
East Central School, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Holy Cross High School, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Ateneo de Iloilo – Santa Maria Catholic School, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Rizal Central School, Tacloban City, Leyte

In 2016-2017
El Nido Central School, Palawan
Matina Aplaya Elementary School, Davao City
Central Mindanao Colleges, Kidapawan City
Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, Kidapawan City
Bayabas Elementary School, Davao City
San Jose Elementary School, Davao City

In 2017-2018
Sta. Monica Elementary School, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Sicsican Elementary School, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan