May 19, 2022


Outstanding health & fitness

Inquirer Read-Alongside highlights nutritious eating plan, healthy lifestyle



MANILA, Philippines — Tales about a wholesome diet program and owning a healthy way of life were the emphasis of the virtual Inquirer Read-Along session held Saturday, with about 60 small children attending by way of Zoom system.


Featuring actress and design Barbie Forteza and qualified storyteller Ann Abacan, the session was sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition Philippines, led by Sridhar Rajagopalan, senior director and sub-regional standard supervisor, and Anna Rubio, corporate communications manager.


Abacan opened the session with Russell Molina and Ariel Santillan’s “Hayan na si Kidlat,” a tale about an active boy who learns about the significance of eating on time.


Forteza study “The Untold Tale of SuperBoy,” prepared by Benjamin Mangubat and illustrated by John Kendrick Bautista, which tells the tale of a boy who grows up with harmful having routines but finally realizes the require to eat wholesome food.


Highlighting the lesson of the tale, Forteza explained the most important takeaway for her was that everything should be finished in moderation, such as taking in.


“Too much of just about anything is undesirable. What I realized was that we have to have to enjoy what we consume and the nutrition that is in the food items we consume. For me and for mom and dad, it is our duty to view and acquire care of what children try to eat,” she claimed.


Abacan, who is also a faculty principal and a nutritionist-dietician, stated it is required for young children to get good nourishment via breakfast, the most important food of the working day.


“I usually make certain that our [students] get proper nourishment. That implies encouraging the mother and father to give healthy breakfasts. Ingesting a healthy breakfast would imply possessing more focus when the kids go to classes,” she stated.


Herbalife’s Rajagopalan described the worth of storytelling in selling really like of examining and maintaining an lively way of life and very good nutrition.


“We surely want to market the adore of studying among the little ones and the most effective way to do that is by means of storytelling. The way you inform a tale can express the proper message,” he stated.


Forteza, a very first time storyteller for Inquirer Read through-Together, talked about the relevance of looking at to her daily lifestyle: “When I read aloud and I listen to myself, I can retain the memory better—both with books and movie scripts. Looking through has been really helpful to me ever because I was a child and now that I’m an grownup,” she claimed.


Talking about the worth of keeping healthy in the time of the pandemic, Forteza said it is essential to continue to keep healthy patterns.


“What I do to sustain my health is to drink h2o and discipline myself to always drink water… and I make positive that we normally have fruits—apples, oranges, pineapples—as these are organic resources of nutritional vitamins aside from the nutritional supplements we take,” she explained.


Saturday’s session was hosted by Inquirer Way of life crafting editor Ruth Navarra-Mayo. Visitor pupils from Ilugin Elementary Faculty, Diliman Preparatory School, and the Renato Lopez Elementary College and members from the Inquirer Fb web page been given kits and prizes from Herbalife.


Launched in 2007, the Inquirer Go through-Alongside is a corporate social accountability task of the enterprise which aims to advertise the enjoy of reading through between youngsters. Arianne Suarez and Andi SyCip, Inquirer Intern