Food and Nutrition Council meets today

Posted on Jul 14 1999

The CNMI Food and Nutrition Council meets today to discuss programs aimed at improving children’s health and the health of the CNMI economy.

“The Food and Nutrition Council is dedicated to bringing about a healthier CNMI,” its chairperson Pamela Mathis said.

“While we have several subcommittees that handle everything from basic nutrition, to food safety and food security issues, we are also offering free conferences and workshops on early childhood care, as well as men’s and women’s health concerns. We are excited to bring the opportunities to all of the people of the Commonwealth.”

First Lady Sophia Tenorio has been actively involved in sponsoring health fora with the Nutrition Council and most important, she is well known for asking the people of the CNMI to join her on monthly and quarterly “walks” to improve the physical health of our people.

Now, husband Gov. Pedro P. Tenorio is stepping up efforts to improve Saipan’s economic and nutritional health by formulating plans for a Garapan Street Market, where fresh and health fruits, vegetables and fish can be sold.

“Our Food and Nutrition Council meets each month. We encourage anyone to join our meetings and learn more about the current health concerns and solutions to these problems,” Mathis said.

The next meeting is to be held today beginning at 1:30 PM at the PSS Conference Room. The agenda will include a report on the governor’s Garapan Street Market plan, as well as a report on the upcoming conference for early childhood immunization, nutrition, physical activity and dental health.

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