These two schools bagged awards for health, wellness practices

Published April 18, 2022, 4:03 PM

by Jessica Pag-iwayan

Schools received recognition for the best implementation

Pasig City’s Pinagbuhatan Elementary School and Tanjay City’s San Miguel High School were named as this year’s champions for having the best implementation of the Nestlé Wellness Campus (NWC) program. They triumphed over participating public schools from across the country, showcasing the best strategies to promote nutrition, health, and wellness practices in their communities.


Through the partnership of Nestlé Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd), the NWC program was born to help educate the youth and the community about the value of healthier food and lifestyle choices. Every year, participating schools take a proactive role in implementing the program’s dancercise, student and adult modules, and their own wellness initiatives to promote the seven Healthy Habits—Choose Nutritious and Varied Options, Manage Portions, Choose to Drink Water and Milk, Enjoy Meals Together, Play Actively, Care for the Planet, Keep Good Hygiene.

For schoolyear 2021-2022, the national competition was divided into two categories—Inter-School (Elementary and High School) and Inter-Region. While blended learning has its challenges, over 1,600 entries were submitted from across seven regions, highlighting the strong engagement and competitiveness of many participating schools.

For the Inter-School category under elementary, Pinagbuhatan Elementary School was named the champion and was awarded a trophy and prize packages amounting to P200,000. 

In the high school category, the best implementing school was San Miguel High School from Central Visayas and they were also awarded their own trophy and P200,000 worth of prize packages. 

Finally, for the Inter-region category, the National Capital Region wins first place, a trophy and P200,000 in prize packages.