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.