DevCom interns won 1st prize in the 2016 Nutrition Month Complementary Food Preparation Video Contest organized by the National Nutrition Council (NCC) Region 7. Loraine Quijano, Mae Yburan and Quennie Lax Mae Tabuco joined in the Grand Nutrition Awards on August 12, 2016 at the Cebu City Sports Club, Cardinal Rosales Avenue.
Demonstrated in their winning entry is the process of making an apple-squash puree. Quijano, Yburan and Tabuco would not have pursued the competition if not because of Nutrition Officer I-NNC 7 Norre Jean V. Delos Santos who pushed them to submit an entry. Delos Santos, being a CTU graduate, mentored the group despite usual constraints.
NCC 7 clarified the selection process which involved netizens who voted for the video that educate mothers on the techniques in complementary food preparation and best promotes cheaper and safer version of commercial complementary foods that are varied and include adequate quantities of meat, poultry, fish, as well as vitamin A-rich fruits and vegetables every day.
Other awards were given to University of San Carlos-BSND’s “MaMaSquAT” for best and most favored video; “Loraine’s Kitchen” (another entry from CTU) as 1st runner up and Bais City as 2nd runner up.(Lady Lee Allego, BSDevCom 2-1, Contributor)