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Legazpi City
- The National Nutrition Council Bicol conducted the Program Implementation Review (PIR) and Planning-Workshop for LNEWS-FNS municipalities in Camarines Sur on 10-11 January 2019 at Naga Regent Hotel, Naga City as part of the monitoring of the Project Management Committee (PMC).

The activity was attended by 18 members of the LNEWS-FNS core group from Calabanga, Canaman, Libmanan, Minalabac, Ragay, and Bato, Camarines Sur. During the meeting, a representative from each of the LGUs presented the Food and Nutrition Security situation of their respective areas for the year 2018.

IMG 3893Legazpi City – After the ECCD Phase 3 Training of Trainers conducted on 18-19 October at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, 0-36 months old children in the Bicol Region will soon undergo assessment of their development milestones.
All the four (4) ECCD pilot areas had complete participants together with those from DOH, DSWD, NNC, NDAP CamSur, and those from the Provincial Nutrition Committee. Thirty (30) participants mostly from Bato, Libmanan, Sipocot, and Iriga City took their turn assessing children 0-36 months from Brgy. Pequeña, Naga City using the ECCD checklist. With various types of toys utilized during the practice assessment, many of the children present had fun playing with the ball, rattle, truck and other toys contained in the ECCD kit.

23574108 1496336660403423 1731396444 nFinally, ECCD F1K has begun in the City.  The Joint Training for Home Food Production, Food Demonstration on Complementary Feeding, and Distribution of Planting Source and Height Board was held on from 27 September up to 9 October in 4 batches. Led by CNAO Rosa Jeannie P. Bolivar and City Administrator and Agriculturist, Mr. Ruben De los Santos, first batch was held in the morning of 27 September, with 60 beneficiaries composed of pregnant and lactating mothers, and mothers with 0-23 months old children. The same number of beneficiaries attended the second batch on the same day.  This was supported by their respective Barangay Captains and Chairs of the Committee on Health with the very hardworking BNSs and BHWs.  At present, barangay communal gardens are now in place in most barangays. Soon, these vegetables will be harvested not only in the communal gardens but in their own homes too.  Meantime, the ECCD Team has started to monitor the various barangays in their food production activities.  In fact, pechay has started to grow already. Soon, many children and mothers would enjoy eating these vegetables.  Fresh, organic vegetables, anyone?

bato duck dispersal to ECCD F1K beneficiaries in Bato, Camarines Sur

The duck dispersal project for ECCD beneficiaries is one of the identified projects of the municipality of Bato, Camarines Sur under the Home and Community Food Production component of the ECCD F1K program. This project aims to increase the nutritional needs of the families through consumption of protein source of food like poultry meat, eggs and for use in complementary feeding for young children.  

The livelihood project covers 20 barangays of Bato, Camarines Sur. The distribution of ducks to ECCD beneficiaries was facilitated by the Municipal Agriculture and Nutrition Action Officers (MAO and MNAO). A turn-over ceremony was held on 11 June for the initial distribution of ducklings to five (5) barangays, namely: Barangays Sagrada, San Juan, San Rafael, Mainit, and San Miguel prioritizing those families with nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women and mothers with 6-23 months old children.

 

23574108 1496336660403423 1731396444 nFinally, ECCD F1K has begun in the City.  The Joint Training for Home Food Production, Food Demonstration on Complementary Feeding, and Distribution of Planting Source and Height Board was held on from 27 September up to 9 October in 4 batches. Led by CNAO Rosa Jeannie P. Bolivar and City Administrator and Agriculturist, Mr. Ruben De los Santos, first batch was held in the morning of 27 September, with 60 beneficiaries composed of pregnant and lactating mothers, and mothers with 0-23 months old children. The same number of beneficiaries attended the second batch on the same day.  This was supported by their respective Barangay Captains and Chairs of the Committee on Health with the very hardworking BNSs and BHWs.  At present, barangay communal gardens are now in place in most barangays. Soon, these vegetables will be harvested not only in the communal gardens but in their own homes too.  Meantime, the ECCD Team has started to monitor the various barangays in their food production activities.  In fact, pechay has started to grow already. Soon, many children and mothers would enjoy eating these vegetables.  Fresh, organic vegetables, anyone?

 

p1The Early Child Care and Development F1K Program addresses the call for a holistic approach for the provision of health, nutrition, education, and social welfare services to children 0-8 years old, but with an even refined focus on the First 1000 days of life. The ECCD-F1K covers pregnancy period and the first 2 years of life of the child or the First 1000 days of life. This period has been called the “golden window of opportunity” duringwhich delivery of health, nutrition, and early learning interventions would result to optimum physical and brain development.

In Region V, there are four (4) Local Government Units with ECCD-F1K Program funded by the National Government through the National Nutrition Council. These LGUs ave their own ECCD-F1K Plans that are being implemented to address the problems on stunting and wasting, and prevent maternal deaths among pregnant women.

Special events in Sipocot, Camarines Sur were held on 7-8 June 2018 with Mother’s Classes Graduation, HAKAB Na Sipocoteῆos, and Buntis Congress 2018. These activities aimed to increase awareness of the community about the F1K program in the community and to generate community participation and commitment to enable conduct of F1K related activities such as IYCF and Home Food Production. There were 351 mothers from 21 barangays of Sipocot who completed the Idol Ko Si Nanay Learning Session and Participatory Cooking Demonstration. PNC Henedina V. Betito was the Guest Speaker, and she encouraged the parents and MNC members to continuously support and encourage other pregnant women, women planning to get pregnant, and mother of children 0-23 months to attend nutrition education classes for optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding. The F1K also aims to facilitate adoption of desired behaviors to contribute to the reduction in the prevalence of nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women and stunting among children 0-23 months old, increase breastfeeding rates and improve complementary feeding practices. In closing, she encouraged all the ECCD workers to sustain the interest among target groups and stakeholders in the implementation of the program. Vice-Mayor Elizabeth O. Abergos and Kagawad on Health Jeane M. Chan likewise shared their respective message to the graduating mothers and thanked NNC for this special program in Sipocot.