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NutriSong Winner

The Province of Benguet represented by the Barangay Nutrition Committee of Banengbeng, Sablan was hailed as the winner of the 2021 Cordillera Nutrisong Contest for Local Nutrition Committees (LNCs).

With a total score of 95.98 points, Benguet bested the other five participating entries to clinch the top spot.

Kapihan

In line with this year’s Nutrition Month theme “Malnutrisyon Patuloy na Labanan, First 1,000 Days Tutukan”, the National Nutrition Council-Cordillera Administrative Region (NNC-CAR) calls for the continued promotion of the First 1000 Days to increase awareness and understanding of the strategy as well as for the continued action to address malnutrition even during the pandemic.

This is in relation to the NNC-commissioned recall survey in January 2021 which showed that only 11% of the respondents were aware of the First 1000 Days strategy.

BNS Activity

Bontoc, Mt. Province - CordiBNS Federation Inc. in partnership with NNC-CAR conducted a BNS Program Orientation and organizational meeting on the 24th of June 2021.

A total of 29 BNSes from 8 municipalities of the province attended the activity. The activity aimed to strengthen the implementation of nutrition programs and projects at the barangay level, clarify issues and queries on the various aspects of the BNS program, promote unity and linkages among BNS thru the CordiBNS Federation Inc. and introduce activities of the CordiBNS Federation.

ABAKADA

The #First1000Days refers to the period between conception and the child’s second birthday. It is considered the “Golden Window of Opportunity” where the health, nutrition and development foundations of the child are established. 

RBATf

Baguio City –  With the intent to improve adequacy of iodization of salt consumed in the region, the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF)-CAR convened on June 16, 2021 via zoom to discuss and lay out their forthcoming plans and activities.

As presented by Ms. Candice Salingbay, ND IV of DOH-CAR during the meeting, 53% of the salt samples collected from the region in November 2020 had inadequate iodine contents, having iodine contents of only 14ppm and below. Thus, the body moved and approved motions that would address this inadequacy and to increase the current iodine contents of salt in the region to at least 15ppm.

Appeal

Baguio City - The Regional Nutrition Committee-Cordillera Administrative Region (RNC-CAR) through RNC Memorandum No. 1, Series of 2021 appealed to the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region to strengthen their nutrition programs.

This is in line with the expected increase in the Internal Revenue Allotment (now called the National Tax Allocation) of LGUs beginning FY2022 as a result of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Mandanas-Garcia, et al. petitions and the implementation of full devolution of government services and facilities from the national government to the LGUs.