The National Nutrition Council Region 02 has significantly utilized the mass media in its information campaign to combat malnutrition and hunger. As a result, the NNC’s messages have been given exposure in the three formats of public information: print, radio and television. Thus, print media can only absorb a limited amount of articles considering the general information format of most community papers. A number of press releases and feature stories about the different activities of the NNC fail to see print due to editorial preferences of most local papers.
As part of it's linkaging and network building with local media and regional nutrition network, announced it's plan to launch an NNC-style gazette which aims to release information relating to nutrition, health, local current events, and other relevant facts.
The announcement was made by Nutrition Program Coordinator Rhodora G. Maestre during the 1st Quarter Regional Nutrition Committee meeting. Along with the event, the full-blown schematics and framework were discussed, and those present agreed upon the name “SPOON.”
The “Special Publication on Obtaining Optimum Nutrition” will be published semi annually and is designed to collaborate content and employ the expertise of various entities throughout Cagayan Valley Region, with particular attention to the media and the local government units. Ms. Benjielyne Estudillo, Nutrition Officer II, added.