San Carlos City, Pangasinan (Dr. Luisa Cayabyab, City Nutrition Action Officer)- One of the priorities of the Local Government Unit of San Carlos City is developing a healthy community and produce healthy San Carleñans. Thus, the Nutrition Summit was crafted to strengthen the NUTRITION PROGRAMS of the city, particularly at the barangay level. It aims to achieve better care for malnourished children and to orient the newly elected Barangay Officials, SK Chairpersons, SK Kagawad (Committee on Health) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) regarding the Organization of Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC), the Functions of the BNC and Roles of BNS.
In time with the celebration of NUTRITION MONTH 2018 with the theme "Ugaliing Magtanim, Sapat na Nutrisyon Aanihin", the summit was conducted last July 17 and 18, 2018 at Kevin's Resort and Restaurant, Mamarlao, San Carlos City. It was composed of batches to accommodate all of the 86 barangays in San Carlos City. The resource speakers that were invited for the summit were from National Nutrition Council- Regional Office I. They were Ms. Eilleen B. Blanco, Nutrition Program Coordinator, Mr. Kendall Gatan, NO III and Ms. Wylibeth Lumpias, NO I. The topics were related to the theme, including Updates on PPAN, Functions of BNC, Roles of BNS and the Pinggang Pinoy. The nutritional status of the city, as well as the programs, projects and activites related to Nutrition were also presented to the body.
Bauang, La Union—The Regional Nutrition Committee-1 (RNC1) during its first regular meeting held on June 19, 2018 approved and endorsed its first resolution requesting the Regional Development Council-1 (RDC-1) to enjoin the Regional Line Agencies, Local Government Units, State Colleges and Universities, the Academe and all concerned entities to utilize the Pinggang Pinoy as basis in serving meals and snacks during meetings, conferences, trainings and other related activities.
This is among the RNC’s response to the alarming and increasing incidence of overweight and obesity in the region especially among adults with 27.6% in 2015 based on the updating survey on the Nutritional Status of Filipinos conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the DOST.
Hulyo 5, 2018, Lungsod ng San Fernando, La Union- Pinangunahan ng National Nutrition Council Region 1 kasama ang Department of Agriculture-RFO1 ang paglulungsad ng pagdiriwang ng 2018 Nutrition Month na may temang “Ugaliing magtanim, Sapat na Nutrisyon aanihin!” sa Oasis Country Resort, Lungsod ng San Fernando sa La Union.
Sa simula ng programa ay nagbigay ng mensahe sina OIC Regional Technical Director ng Department of Agriculture Regional Office I Dir. Erlinda Manipon, Regional Director ng Department of the Interior and Local Government Region I Dir. James Fadrillan, Vice Governor Aureo Augusto Nisce ng La Union, at Nutrition Program Coordinator ng Nutrition Council Region I na si Gng. Ma. Eileen B. Blanco.
Sa mensahe nila ay binigyang diin nila ang kahalagahan ng pagtatanim at pagkakaroon ng sapat na pagkain para makamit ang wastong nutrisyon. Ayon pa sa kanila na maraming paraan ng pagtatanim tulad ng paggamit ng mga recycled materials at iba’t ibang paso o basyo ng bote kaya walang dahilan upang hindi makapagtanim. Binigyang diin din nila na ang pagkakaroon ng “lifestyle diseases” ay dahil na din sa klase ng mga kinakain at ginagawa ng mga tao kung kaya mahalaga ang magkaroon ng gulayan sa bakuran. Hinikayat nila ang bawat isa na suportahan ang adbokasiya para magkaroon ng malusog at masayang mga mamamayan sa rehiyon 1.
Good health and nutrition is a basic knowledge and undertaking that all sectors of the community must have, though ways of acquiring this may vary.
The government mandates concerned agencies to implement programs that should leverage the life and health condition of the society, particularly those areas that are of immediate concern.
This time fellas, brace yourselves as the Nutrition Council in the Ilocos hits the airwaves as they seek to reach the grassroots and the far-flung areas in bringing alternative nutrition education for all.
NNC, through its networks, brings “Nutrition School on the Air” (NSOA) tapping one of the top AM station in the province of Pangasinan – the DZRD Sonshine Radio Dagupan City 981 kHz.
As the title of the program implies, NSOA is an on-air platform where free-learning on nutrition is offered to everyone, particularly those household keepers that are able to access the frequency and are widely reached.
Taguig City—The National Nutrition Council-Regional Office I (NNC-ROI) bagged two major NNC Webby Awards, namely: “2017 Most Interactive Webpage and Social Media Account” and the highest award, the “2017 Best Webpage and Social Media Account” during the NNC Webby Awarding Ceremony held in Manila recently. NNC Webby Awards is an internal awarding system to recognize its Regional Offices with outstanding performance in managing their webpage and social media networks, guided by the NNC Web Team and Publisher’s core values – CHEER or Creativity, Honesty, Efficiency, Excellence and Respect.
The development of NNC’s online sites is one effective way of strengthening its nutrition promotion and advocacy nationwide by providing access to its clients with timely, relevant and correct nutrition information and updates.