The Regional Development Council (RDC) MIMAROPA, chaired by Romblon Province Governor Jose R. Riano, approved on Friday, 3 June 2022, two (2) Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) Resolutions, namely RNC Resolution No. 4, s. 2021 - Adopting the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN)3.0 Strategy and RNC Resolution No. 1, s. 2022 - Adopting the Implementing Guidelines on Nutrition Shepherding for Effective Nutrition Program Management.
The presentation of the two RNC Resolutions by Social Development Committee Chair Marvi Trudeau was part of the agenda of the 79th Regional Development Council (RDC) Full Council Meeting held at Heritage Hotel Manila in Pasay City, with National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as Secretariat. The meeting was attended by more than 47 participants representing various regional government agencies, local government units, and development partners in MIMAROPA Region.
RNC Resolution No. 4, s. 2020 serves as a medium to highlight the vital roles of various sectors in contributing to improve the nutrition situation of the region, including the academe, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the business sector, all of which are working together to establish a multi-sectoral approach in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition activities for improved nutrition.
On the other hand, RNC Resolution No. 1, s. 2022 is instrumental for the materialization of the LGU mobilization strategy through the adoption of the Nutrition Shepherding Project for effective nutrition program management and systematize and standardize the processes in shepherding LGUs.
The approval of the RNC Resolutions by the Regional Development Council anticipates the support and participation of LGUs and members of the RDC. The National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA Secretariat will be in-charge for monitoring and ensuring the full implementation of the Resolutions in the Region.
Written by: Nutrition Officer III Maria Camille Louise C. Chen