1Laoag City- The Regional LUPangIlocos District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators (D/CNPCs) and Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Federation, Inc. just recently held their 3rd congress last September 20, 2013 at the Plaza del Norte Convention Center. This was hosted by the Province of Ilocos Norte with the National Nutrition Council (NNC), Regional Office I serving as the overall coordinator of the event.

This year’s regional congress is guided by the theme, “Gutom at Malnutrisyon: D/CNPCs and BNSs, Kaagapay sa Solusyon” to highlight their important roles in addressing hunger and malnutrition in their respective localities and in line with the nutrition month celebration theme. The regional congress this year was remarkably successful  because  around 796 delegates coming from the four (4) provinces,  namely Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan including the seven (7) cities of the region,  Batac, Candon, Dagupan, Laoag, San Fernando, Urdaneta, and Vigan City attended.

Honorable Portia Pamela R. Salenda, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member of the 1st District Ilocos Norte graced the occasion as this year’s Guest of Honor and Speaker. She commended the countless efforts and selfless dedication of the nutrition workers particularly the BNSes for delivering their duties and responsibilities as nutrition volunteers in their respective communities. She likewise encouraged them to continue performing their best with love and service to their fellowmen.

The event served as a venue for updating and enhancing skills as frontline nutrition workers. The technical session provided updates/topics such as the 2012 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF), OPT plus updates, Good Agricultural Practices at the Community Level and Documenting Best Practices which  were discussed by invited experts in the region.  As in previous years, the highlight of the event was the crowning of “2013 BNS Mutya ng Nutrisyon", a fund raising drive of the LUPangIlocos BNS Federation to support the implementation of nutrition and health-related initiatives of Region 1.

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