Bohol province – More than one thousand barangay nutrition scholars (BNSs) attended the 15th BNS Provincial Summit themed “Barangay Nutrition Scholar, Prime Movers of Good Nutrition through Healthy Eating”. The summit was held on 28 March 2017 at the Panglao Cultural Center, Panglao, Bohol.
NNC 7 Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Parolita A. Mission in her keynote address spoke about the importance of healthy eating as a measure to prevent chronic non-communicable diseases particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension which is very common among teenagers and adults alike nowadays. She emphasized the importance of following the 10 Kumainments and Pinggang Pinoy as guide to achieve proper nutrition and good health. Dr. Mission further emphasized the role of the BNSs in promoting health and reducing malnutrition being the prime movers of nutrition in the barangays.