OIC RNPC Laquihon discussing nutrition programs with DOH XIII Director Llacuna Jr last January 20 2021 at DOH Caraga, Butuan CityJanuary 20, 2021, Butuan City- OIC-Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Retsebeth M. Laquihon of NNC Caraga had a First Coordination Meeting for CY 2021 with Caraga Regional Nutrition Committee Chairperson, DOH Director Jose R. Llacuna, Jr for the collaborative efforts in the implementation of nutrition program between NNC and DoH in the region.

OIC-RNPC Laquihon gave updates on the proposed establishment of NNC Caraga supported by RDC Resolution no.57 s2020. RD Llacuna is giving his full support for this endeavour to strengthen and sustain the operationalization and management of nutrition program in Caraga.

Director Llacuna added that DoH is purchasing Allen sticks to augment the needs of the LGUs for nutrition assessment. Nutrition assessment is one of the vital steps in nutrition program planning and management; it can be used to identify high-risk groups and priority areas for nutrition interventions. This will also serve as basis for identifying immediate and underlying factors in malnutrition according to the WHO-CGS nutrition indicators.