June 21, 2024


Health Lasts Longer

Inquirer Read-Along highlights nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle



MANILA, Philippines — Stories about a healthy diet plan and obtaining a balanced life-style ended up the concentrate of the digital Inquirer Read through-Together session held Saturday, with about 60 children attending via Zoom platform.


That includes actress and design Barbie Forteza and expert storyteller Ann Abacan, the session was sponsored by Herbalife Nourishment Philippines, led by Sridhar Rajagopalan, senior director and sub-regional basic supervisor, and Anna Rubio, corporate communications supervisor.


Abacan opened the session with Russell Molina and Ariel Santillan’s “Hayan na si Kidlat,” a story about an lively boy who learns about the importance of feeding on on time.


Forteza examine “The Untold Story of SuperBoy,” written by Benjamin Mangubat and illustrated by John Kendrick Bautista, which tells the story of a boy who grows up with harmful having behaviors but ultimately realizes the want to eat nutritious food stuff.


Highlighting the lesson of the story, Forteza claimed the main takeaway for her was that everything really should be carried out in moderation, like taking in.


“Too much of just about anything is poor. What I learned was that we need to have to watch what we try to eat and the nutrition that is in the foodstuff we take in. For me and for mother and father, it is our responsibility to view and acquire treatment of what small children try to eat,” she mentioned.


Abacan, who is also a school principal and a nutritionist-dietician, claimed it is necessary for youngsters to get proper nourishment through breakfast, the most significant meal of the day.


“I constantly make certain that our [students] obtain appropriate nourishment. That means encouraging the parents to give balanced breakfasts. Consuming a healthier breakfast would mean getting much more concentration when the small children go to classes,” she said.


Herbalife’s Rajagopalan pointed out the value of storytelling in marketing appreciate of reading through and keeping an energetic life-style and very good nourishment.


“We certainly want to boost the appreciate of looking at amongst kids and the ideal way to do that is by way of storytelling. The way you explain to a tale can convey the correct message,” he reported.


Forteza, a very first time storyteller for Inquirer Study-Along, talked about the great importance of reading to her each day life: “When I go through aloud and I listen to myself, I can retain the memory better—both with textbooks and movie scripts. Looking through has been very practical to me ever considering that I was a child and now that I’m an grownup,” she stated.


Chatting about the worth of keeping nutritious in the time of the pandemic, Forteza mentioned it is important to continue to keep wholesome habits.


“What I do to maintain my wellbeing is to drink drinking water and discipline myself to usually drink water… and I make positive that we constantly have fruits—apples, oranges, pineapples—as these are all-natural sources of nutritional vitamins apart from the nutritional supplements we take,” she stated.


Saturday’s session was hosted by Inquirer Life style crafting editor Ruth Navarra-Mayo. Guest learners from Ilugin Elementary College, Diliman Preparatory University, and the Renato Lopez Elementary Faculty and participants from the Inquirer Facebook page received kits and prizes from Herbalife.


Introduced in 2007, the Inquirer Read-Along is a corporate social responsibility venture of the firm which aims to promote the love of looking through amid youngsters. Arianne Suarez and Andi SyCip, Inquirer Intern