The National Nutrition Council-Caraga through the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) is currently conducting the annual search for the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS) for the evaluation period Calendar Year 2016. Search for ROBNS is conducted yearly to identify Barangay Nutrition Scholar who has exemplary performance in coordinating and implementing the Barangay Nutrition Program which contributed to the improvement of the nutritional status of its constituents particularly the vulnerable groups like preschool children, school children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The evaluation shall cover assessment of skills of BNS in coordinating the Barangay Nutrition Program to various sectors at the grassroots level, efficiency in the delivery of nutrition services, initiatives in resource generation activities, skills in nutrition assessment, maintenance of updated records and timeliness of submission of nutrition reports, among others. The mechanics of the evaluation shall consist of desk review of Barangay Nutrition Documents and validation of preschool children nutritional status through weighing of children to determine the changes in their weight that leads to the improvement of their nutritional status specifically of underweight children.
The RNET already had visited the following OBNS: Ms.Madelyn Guillera of Cabadbaran City, Ms. Mareezhele Lampad of Socorro, Surigao del Norte, Ms. Mary Glory Gil of Surigao City and Ma. Magdalena Betita of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur. The OBNS from Tandag City, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City and Agusan del Norte are still to be evaluated. The ROBNS contenders will also undergo a written examination on June 6, 2017 in Butuan City through a prescribed BNS questionnaire from NNC-Central Office which will be administered by the evaluators.