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102021 BNS Eligibility

Did you know that the Civil Service Commission (CSC) grants Barangay Nutrition Scholar Eligibility (BNSE) to barangay-based volunteer workers who have rendered at least two years of continuous and satisfactory nutrition services and other related services?

This BNS Eligibility has been granted pursuant to Presidential Decree 1569 (PD 1569) which mandates for deployment of at least one barangay nutrition scholar in every barangay thus shall be accountable for the sufficient delivery of nutrition and nutrition-related services within the community.

Conforming to Memorandum Circular No. 04, s. 2001, BNSE is a first level of eligibility which can be applicable for appointment to positions not requiring written examination, assuming that the appointee associates the education, training, experience, and other requirements of the desired position.

To all interested barangay nutrition scholars, you can get your BNS Eligibility through these three easy steps: 

102021 World Handwashing Day

 

Did you know that through proper handwashing using soap and water, you can save yourselves from COVID-19 by 36%, diarrheal diseases by 30%, acute respiratory infections by 20%, outbreak-related pathogens specifically cholera, Ebola, shigellosis, SARS, and hepatitis E, neglected tropical diseases, healthcare-associated infections, and antimicrobial resistance?

This 15th of October 2021, NNC MIMAROPA is in one with the world as we commemorate the Global Handwashing Day with the theme “Malinis na kamay para sa kinabukasan na bayan”. This worldwide act aims to raise awareness on the significance of proper hand hygiene and its impact to a community-driven action.

PROMO NutriCom 3rd Quarter meeting

Palawan, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and Occidental Mindoro (PROMO) Nutrition Communicators with NNC MIMAROPA held its third quarter meeting for the year 2021 on 27 September 2021 via Zoom Application.

102021 World Sight Day

The sense of sight is one of the human senses of the body that is vital in every individual. Through the eyes, we can perceive things such as the object’s shape, color, size, movement, heat and much more.  Through our eyesight we can appreciate things vividly.

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The National Nutrition Council (NNC) MIMAROPA Region was awarded with the NNC Q-Webby Award for Highest Number of Articles Posted for the first and second quarter of 2021, conferred during the virtual awarding ceremony held on 8 October 2021, a first in the regional office’s performance record.

Obesity Management 101

Carrying too much weight may feeel uncomfortable and makes everything burdensome -- it limits your movement and flexibility, you may find it difficult to wear your favorite dress or pants, you may feel back aches and easily experience fatigue, and in the worst case scenario, it may lead to heart disease and other lifestyle-related diseases, if not prevented.

The World Obesity Foundation (WOF) gave the Philippines a national obesity score of 6 out of 10 which is classified as moderate risk. The country also recorded a very rapid growth of obesity rate among Filipino adults as well. From the result of Expanded National Nutrition Survey (ENNS) conducted by DOST-FNRI in 2019, 28.8% are overweight and 9.6% are obese among adults, 20-59 years old, based on BMI.