February 28, 2024

The Blue Zones Wellness and Longevity Movement has scheduled the 1st Salun-At Foodfest 2023 on Nov. 24 to 26 at Malcolm Square with the theme “Healthy food, healthy mental and physical life, healthy planet”.

The event aims to enhance public awareness and knowledge with practical and doable steps and thereby empower citizens to choose healthy plant-based food for a healthier body and mind, which leads to sustainable positive effects for the community and the environment.

The event is the third of the Salun-At Wellness Festival Series which started March 27 to April 1 with lectures on fitness and wellness at the Baguio Convention Center then a wellness walkathon last June 24, with the aim of promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle for the citizens.

In partnership with the city government, the Salun-At Foodfest 2023 will feature food stalls at Malcolm Square featuring a variety of plant-based items and/or cooked food from Health 100, Cosmic Farm, Heaven on Earth, Lifeline Greens; Himalayan Nepalese Cuisine; Vegfest Pilipinas, Fruit Juice Booths, and Greek Cuisine.

There will be fruit and vegetable stalls; cooking demos and contest among barangays on easy to prepare, delicious, and nutritious vegetable-based food meals.

A wellness lecture/workshop will also be held on Nov 24, 2 to 4 p.m. at the University of Cordillera (UC) Auditorium, with the aim of educating citizens on science-based data on why plant-based food is best for preventing diseases, restoring health, and living longer productive lives; and how to prepare simple, affordable, nutritious, and delicious meals and how all of these positively impacts our natural ecosystems and environment.

The lecture/workshops will include Dr. Annabelle Pabiona-de Guzman from the Department of Health, wellness coach and organizer Danilo Quinto, and environmental experts from Cepmo and City Planning, Development, and Sustainability Office.

The wellness workshop will provide valuable information on why plant-based food is best for sustainable healthy and delicious nutrition; for preventing diseases and restoring health; for lowering stress, anxiety, and balancing mental health; for weight loss and control and regaining metabolic health; maintaining physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being; and for preventing the harmful effects of climate change and the future of life on Earth.

The workshop is free but due to limited seating capacity, interested parties may get in touch with the organizers at 0906-001-5777.

For a wider reach, it will be streamed live on Facebook at Pambansang Fitness Guru, YouTube at Ikigai Wellness Network and Tiktok at Pambansang Wellness Guru/Danilo Quinto.

Through a city council resolution, the city government is fully supportive of the event in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry-Benguet, UC, UC Alumni Association, Girl Scouts of the Philippines Baguio, and Everlasting Lions Club. – Press release