To: Iriga City Mayor Madelaine Alferlor-Gazmen; Councilors Patty Tino, JM Grimaldo, and Jay Ar Audal

Make Iriga City Adopt a Healthier Food System and Strictly Implement RA 9003

Make Iriga City Adopt a Healthier Food System and Strictly Implement RA 9003

Make Iriga City a leader in people's health and nutrition by:

(1) Dedicating plant-based meals for one day a week in school canteens
(2) Regulating the sale of unhealthy foods around school areas
(3) Strictly implementing Republic Act 9003, specifically on waste segregation

Why is this important?

HEALTH & NUTRITION:

Our country is confronted with a double burden case of malnutrition: children are underweight, while adults are obese or overweight. This is associated with the increasing intake of fats, oils, sugars, syrups, and processed food; and decline in consumption of fruits and vegetables.
( https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/hunger/84126-double-burden-malnutrition-obesity-urbanization )

LIVELIHOOD & CLIMATE EMERGENCY:

On top of that our country is also regularly plagued with intense storms and drought that affects our farmers and disrupts our food system. Did you know that livestock contributes as much to climate change as all cars, trucks, planes, trains, and ships in the world combined? That's 14% of all greenhouse gases!

WASTE MANAGEMENT:

'RA 9003 or the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” has provisions for solid waste reduction and avoidance through recycling, composting, and other methods before disposal in the appropriate facilities' but according to data, local government units like Iriga City are struggling to implement it.
( https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/210292-reason-philippines-cannot-solve-trash-problem )

Suportaran ta, maray na salud asin karayan ta!
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