Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – National Nutrition Council Region II represented by Nutrition officer II Frances Vea Valdez, together with District Nutrition Program Coordinator Johanne Delos Trinos of Province of Cagayan, conducted a monitoring visit in Local Government Unit of Aparri, Cagayan on their implementation of Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program.
The program aims to contribute to the prevention of stunting among children 0-23 months by giving improved quality and quantity of food and nutrient intakes and utilization of related ECCD F1K services among nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women.
Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Maria Rowena Guzman-Marantan, together with Municipal Nutrition Committee staff of East Aparri, guided the team to the beneficiaries, BNSs, and key person to monitor the progress of the implementation. There are Fifteen (15) nutritionally at-risk pregnant and lactating women in East Aparri that are covered in the said supplementation program.
Beneficiaries were provided with wet feeding based on the cycle menu provided by NNC Central office and others were given with Nutribun. Barangays also provided their counterpart by giving additional support on transportation, kitchen needs, and equipment to the BNSs.
BNSs shared their experiences on the preparation of food, challenges encountered, and impact to the beneficiaries. Furthermore, beneficiaries met were counseled on infant and young child feeding specifically on exclusive breastfeeding. ###FVV