Nutrition Month serves as an annual reminder for students to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and Davao Christian High School aimed to achieve just that. For this year’s Nutrition Month, the school invited Davao Doctors College to set up different check up booths and deliver a seminar to senior high school students last September 22.
Davao Doc students offered free blood pressure, blood type, scoliosis, and optometric check-ups for senior high school students. “It was okay overall. I was amazed because they’re students and they already knew what to do. And they were also informative - I learned stuff concerning blood pressure and what is considered normal at my age, also about what causes high or low blood pressure,” said Nicole Namoco of Grade 12, as she had her blood pressure checked.
Assistant Head of Occupational Therapy Mrs. Loyette Uy delivered a talk to Grade 12 students about the common risk factors of coronary artery diseases, diabetes, and obesity. She also lectured the students about ways to eliminate the risk factors of those diseases.
“We wanted to help the students pursue a healthy lifestyle. These days, it is very easy to be prone to diseases, especially because the youth spend most of their time being inactive. We want to remind them to always exercise and have a healthy diet,” Uy said.