YOGYAKARTA. On Saturday (26/09) Cita Sehat together with Rumah Zakat invited the students of SD Banguntapan, Bantul, Yogyakarta to commemorate National Food Day. The commemoration activities were filled with farming in the school area.
Before learning to plant, the students were first given a briefing or counseling about the benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption. After that the students practice planting various types of vegetables with the planting medium that has been provided.
“Vegetables planted including tomatoes, eggplant and celery. So we have prepared small polybags, young plants and soil. So the children live to plant and then later take care of these vegetables,” said Alfian, Public Health officer of Cita Sehat Yogyakarta.
The commemoration of the National Food Day itself commemorates on every September 16th. Alfian added that all good community lines also commemorate the annual event including elementary school students. This is done so that they understand the food security early on.
“It’s good to learn how to plant vegetables. I came to know there was a National Food Day commemoration. In addition, we are also taught the benefits of eating vegetables on a regular basis,” said Siti, a student of grade 3 of SD Banguntapan.
Newsroom / Nurul Rahayu