Baguio City—Thirty one (31) participants composed of Nutrition Action Officers (NAOs), Municipal Health Officers (MHOs), nutrition program coordinators, Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) and other representatives from the different provinces and municipalities in the Cordillera attended the 3rd batch of “Training of Trainers on the Basic Course for Barangay Nutrition Scholars” conducted by the National Nutrition Council- Cordillera Region last August 24 to August 28, 2015.
The training aims to empower the nutrition program implementers in managing the Barangay Nutrition Scholar Program in their respective areas through the discussion of the legal mandates of the program, roles and functions of a BNS and demonstration of the various skills a BNS should possesses to effectively and efficiently perform their tasks in maintaining the health of the populace through good nutrition.
Ms. Mary June Algarne, District Nutrition Program Coordinator (DNPC) of the province of Abra, Ms. Henscelle Amid, DNPC of the province of Apayao, Ms. Anita Urbino and Ms. Rose Cayaos, DNPCs of Baguio City and NNC-CAR technical staff served as the facilitators/ trainers of the five-day training.
The NNC-CAR Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator during the closing ceremony of the training thanked the active involvement of all the participants. The participants are expected to conduct activities to impart the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in the training to strengthen the BNS program.