Financing the Local Nutrition Action Plan (LNAP) is essential to a successful implementation of nutrition programs. While there are various possible sources of funds for the nutrition programs and projects, access to these funds remains to be a challenge to many local nutrition program implementers.
In response to the need for clear guidance on budgetary allocations for the local implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN), the National Nutrition Council at the National Capital Region (NNC-NCR) gathered more than 100 delegates in a Forum on Financing the Local Nutrition Action Plan (LNAP) on February 21, 2017 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.
Delegates were composed of the members of the Local Nutrition Committee from the 17 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Metro Manila such as Department of the Interior and Local Government Municipal/City Directors, Nutrition Action Officers, Focal Nutritionist – Dietitians, Budget and Planning Officers. Members of the Regional Nutrition Committee and Regional Management Group were also present during the event.