Butuan City – National Nutrition Council Caraga conducted a roll-out orientation of Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK-DSP) to the beneficiaries of Agusan del Sur on October 8–20 and 27, 2021. The orientation was facilitated by the Provincial Nutrition Focal Point (PNFP) Mariella P. Rayco together with Agusan del Sur Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) Laniebelle Angchangco, and with the help of the respective municipal nutrition action officers (MNAOs) and barangay implementers of the selected LGUs.
Joining the orientation are from the LGUs of Talacogon, Veruela, Prosperidad, Bunawan, San Luis, San Francisco, Rosario, Trento, Santa Josefa, Esperanza and La Paz all from Agusan del Sur Province.
The guardians of the beneficiaries were oriented about the overview of TK-DSP, project components, the commodities for feeding and the follow-up nutrition assessment every 30 days from the start of the feeding. This was followed then by an open forum to address issues, and concerns of the parents and/or guardians.
Moreover, each barangay implementers of the selected LGUs assigned a person-in-charge for the TK-DSP implementation in their area. The MNAO was identified to receive the commodities. Likewise, inspectors and inventory clerks were listed to ensure quantity, safety and the quality of the commodities. The meeting also agreed to identify a good and safe facility for the commodities for the storage of commodities.
Additionally, PNFP Rayco oriented the barangay implementers on how to conduct nutrition assessment with the use of the Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) tape.
TK DSP aims to contribute to the prevention of stunting among children 0-23 months old by: improving the quality and quantity of food and nutrient intakes and utilization of related ECCD F1KD services among nutritionally at-risk pregnant women and children 6-23 months old in the target Tutok Kainan program areas
For Phase 3, LGUs of Agusan del Sur will implement the TK DSP for children 6-23 months old with NNC to oversee the implementation of the program. (PNFP MPRayco)