HEALTHY DIET GAWING HABIT FOR LIFE 2017
Every month of July we celebrate one of the most popular events here in our country, which is the “NUTRITION MONTH”. This is not only important to Filipino people but also to the whole world because we promote better life, and better health to everyone. This event supports the development of the physical, mental, emotional, social and moral dimensions of the holistic health of everyone. Nutrition is very important to stay healthy and fit, because having this, we are safe from different kinds of diseases.
Last July 21, 2017, Educational Systems Technological Institute (ESTI) celebrated Nutrition month with a theme “HEALTHY DIET GAWING HABIT FOR LIFE”. Part of this event was the different contests and cooking fest is one of it. For cooking contest, all grade levels are required to have representatives of their section. There are two categories involved; Junior High School and Senior High School categories. There are seven contestants for junior and senior high. Students are ready, but the judges gave them only one hour to cook their delicious and healthy food. After one hour, all the contestants were ready to present their dish. The following were the criteria for judging: Nutritional value 30%, Palatability 20%, Appearance 20%, Low cost 10% and Presentation 20% with a total of 100%. All contestants presented their dish well, but the most awaited part is still in the process of judging. Students, teachers and contestants are all excited in the result. After a few minutes, the judges revealed the most exciting part of the contest; the awarding. Judges said its difficult to judge, because all of the dishes have the quality they need. The judges revealed first the result for Junior high school category, but only one remained on the top. Grade 10-A dominated junior high school with an average of 86%, where Brendth Constantino led his group. They cooked “GRIND PORK STIR FRY WITH GUATAMELAN RICE AND FRUIT DRINK”; this was made of egg, meat, vegetable, fruits and rice. Grind pork is rich in protein, vitamin A and C also carbohydrates, because of this dish they bring it to the top. Meanwhile grade 7-B was crowned as 1st runner-up with an average of 82% because of their dish squash-okoy banana split, Bea Malacas led her group. Grade 9-B ranked second runner up with an average of 81%, Andrea S. Oscadin said “its ok we are still on the top”, their dish were chopsuey and corned soup. After the junior High, comes the senior high result; the audience shouted, crossed their fingers and prayed for the result. The result revealed that HE-B and Industrial Arts got the highest score with an average of 89% because of their ‘TORTANG PUSO, SALAD AND AVOCADO SHAKE’, tandem of Cris Lennar Nebreja, Ardy Ocicos and Suzette Malaylay which brought their group and section on the top. Tortang puso was made of Malunggay, puso, flour salt and egg. Mr. Cris Lennar said the result was amazing, because Cris Lennar hoped that their dish will be the best because of their main ingredient which is malunggay, full of essential vitamins that can prevent diseases. It has Vitamin-A which acts as a shield against eye disease .The door is still open for other contestants but HE-A dominated the 1st spot with an average of 87.33%. Joseph Perilla, Heira Sotto and Unice Palatino bring their section on top; fish cordon bleu was their main dish. The 3rd spot goes to Grade 12 ICT with an average of 78%, veggie sticks in blanket, veggie fita and avocado shake were their dishes. Ana Cell Ogayre, Laira Gamuyao, Loren Layron and Justine Loto led their group and represented the ICT.