The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), in a tie-up with Slimmers World International, provided a holistic nutrition training for the 30 candidates who vied for the recent 2014 Miss Bikini Philippines title.
Esteemed as the biggest bikini pageant in the country, the contest aims to promote the healthy, fit and beautiful lifestyle among Filipinos, especially among the young generation.
“A lot of people are now conscious about the foods they eat due to the increasing cases of lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases,” Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, FNRI director, said when the finalists of the Miss Bikini Philippines 2014 went through a half-day crash-course in nutrition at FNRI on April 30, 2014.
“Health buffs are now meticulously choosing the kind and amount of foods they consume and the type of physical activity they engage in. Thus, the fit and fun activity for the candidates was timely,” Capanzana added.
Dubbed as “Fit and Fun under the Sun: A Nutrition Crash-Course Project”, the customized half-day activity was intended to deepen the candidates’ knowledge in nutrition. It focused on the benefits of being fit and healthy even under the sun. It also included practical tips in assessing body mass index (BMI).
Just before lunchtime, the candidates, together with the FNRI employees, had aerobics at the FNRI arena.
As a special treat, the candidates and the Slimmers World staff tasted and experienced some of the products from technologies developed by the Institute. These included veggie noodles (canton noodles with squash and saluyot), healthy juices (carrot-mango and carrot-pineapple), and nutritious curls (rice-mongo curls).
Slimmers World International, the leader in slimming, health, fitness and beauty is now on its 36th year of promoting great bodies and great skin. With over thirty (30) centers strategically located all over Asia and the Pacific, it continuously finds better and innovative ways of answering clients’ needs for greater health and fitness.
From hundred of aspirants, the candidate list was rigorously screened to 30. Representing the best of the best, the candidates are vying for over 2 million worth of cash and prizes. In addition, the winner gets the title, the chance to serve the country as the Philippine ambassador for slimming, health, fitness, and beauty, and represent the country in the international pageants.
In the following weeks, the 30 candidates will undergo a rigorous regimen, housed together and strictly supervised by certified Physical Therapists, Licensed Nutritionist-Dieticians of Slimmers World. From their fitness routines on to their meal plans and skin regimens, Slimmers World will make sure the candidates will take to the stage their peak and best bikini body.
Coronation Night will be on May 13, 2014 at the Resorts World Manila. The competition will be hosted by Paolo Bediones and DJ Sheryll Crystal.