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To: Iriga City Mayor Madelaine Alferlor-Gazmen and Councilor JM Grimaldo

Make Iriga City adopt a Healthier Food System

Make Iriga City adopt a Healthier Food System

Make Iriga City a leader in people's health and nutrition by supporting and passing an ordinance that promotes:
(1) consumption and serving of plant-based food in public institutions
(2) support of farmers by patronizing ecological and locally-sourced fruits and vegetables
(3) public awareness through education campaigns about the environmental and health benefits of eating plant-based food

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 14.5% of all greenhouse gases!

( https://www.greenpeace.org/philippines/press/3472/worlds-scientists-call-on-city-mayors-to-reduce-meat-in-canteens/ )

Suportaran ta, maray na salud asin karayan ta!
SIGN THE PETITION.

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City of Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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Reasons for signing

  • I am a Nutritionist and I support this advocate
  • "(1) Dedicating plant-based meals for one day a week in school canteens"- I think we need to start introducing healthy and sustainable food options to our children more proactively now more than ever!

Updates

2019-10-20 14:30:25 +0800

25 signatures reached

2019-10-16 10:52:43 +0800

10 signatures reached