So, last month was nutrition month. My school’s very big on nutrition month. They make such a big deal out of it that I was practically shoved into entering a contest for my class. A contest I wasn’t even informed about until they called me for it.

Soyeah. First place, baby! Here’s the file I submitted. Tell me what you think. I know students would probably hate me for suggesting this, but hey, I won. Haters gon’ hate. Potatoes gon’ potate.

Concern : Children nowadays are very fond of eating lots of unhealthy food. If you try to conduct a survey in our canteen, you will see that most students prefer buying deep-fried food instead of rice, veggies and meat. And, in my opinion, it is severely unhealthy. If we do not do something about this, you could probably expect that, in the coming years, many of the students buying from our canteen will get sick.


“Wastong nutrisyon ang kailangan

Para sa magandang kinabukasan.”


Considering the fact that not every student in this school is physically active, we must teach others to eat a balanced meal. For example, we could reserve two days a week for healthy eating. In those two days, everything that is served in the canteen is healthy. The students who buy rice and “ulam” will have a serving of each food group on their plates. Say, I’d buy rice and chicken. The canteen staff will put at least two spoons of veggies on my plate, too. And for the people who buy their drinks in the canteen, they would only be served fruit juices and water. There will be no deep-fried food and fizzy drinks in those two days. The ice cream will be replaced with a serving of fruit salad for two days also, while the buying of candies will be limited to ten pieces per break time. The unhealthy junk food should be removed, though, because students tend to depend on it if they don’t like the food. And, if we do this every week, students will stop complaining and start eating healthy food, even though it’s only little by little. We should all keep in mind that great things come from small beginnings. So, when all of the students get used to it, the next school year, we could probably make it three days instead of two. We don’t really want them to get sick and die at an early age because of their unhealthy eating habits, right? I mean, there are students who have high ambitions— students who want to live a long, healthy and successful life. Who are we to hinder them from that?

There ya go. Questions, suggestions, violent reactions? (: Tell me.