ro4b 2017 DOH and NNC Meeting with MNC Abra de Ilog

In the continuous search for ways to alleviate the malnutrition problem in the region, the regional offices of Department of Health (DOH) and National Nutrition Council (NNC) partnered to find better solutions to target the nutritional problems of priority areas in the region.

During the 1st Joint Meeting of the Nutrition Action Officers’ Association of the Philippines (NAOPA), Inc. – MiMaRoPa Chapter, District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators’ Association of the Philippines (D/CNPCAP), Inc. – MiMaRoPa Chapter, and Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars in Region IV-B (FBNS IV-B) held last January 27, 2017 at St. Giles Hotel, Makati, Ms. Perla Supnet, Nutritionist-Dietitian IV of DOH MiMaRoPa presented the DOH Strategic Framework on Nutrition 2014-2025. This framework aims to achieve the vision of having empowered healthy and well-nourished Filipino families by the year 2025 through partnership and alignment of strategic actions and exertion of collective and unified efforts of the DOH with other agencies which plays valuable role in the improvement of nutrition.

ro4b 2017 radyo kaunlaran logoMillions of Filipinos are affected by malnutrition especially the vulnerable population which includes preschool children, pregnant and lactating women. The continuous problem of undernutrition is further worsened by the low but increasing rates of overnutrition in the country. As part of the actions undertaken by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in partnership with the Local Government Units (LGU) and other partner organizations, Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations were established in areas with high malnutrition prevalence to empower the community through the dissemination of correct, current and relevant information on nutrition and health as well as educational and developmental information from all relevant sectors of the community, government agencies, and non-government organizations.

ro4b 2016 npm trainingTwenty Four (24) participants are now ready for action as they completed the NNC's Training on Nutrition Program Management (NPM) held on August 9-12, 2016 at the Makati Palace Hotel, Makati City. The participants were newly designated Nutrition Action Officers, District Nutrition Program Coordinators, Members of Sanguniang Bayan, Municipal Health, Agriculture and Medical officers and Midwives. Four Members of Regional Technical Working Group for Nutrition attended as well.

8 November 2016 – The National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA held the annual Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony at The Heritage Hotel Manila to honor the nutrition champions in the region. The awardees were evaluated through the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) done earlier this year by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET). Local Government Units (LGUs), Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs), and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) were given recognition for their active implementation of nutrition programs to help eradicate malnutrition in the region.

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