Preggymothers SanFrancisco2022Butuan City- Eleven (11) pregnant mothers in the Municipality of San Francisco or in Anao-aon ramped up and showcased wit and intelligence during the Search for Healthy Preggy on 29 July 2022 at the Municipal Plaza, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte.

The showcase of beauty and wit is aligned with the Nutrition Month Celebration, where the focus of the advocacy is on the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child.

Dr. Kithleen Rhea Grace D. Ramos, the Municipal Health Officer, expressed that the search is aimed at advocating the important health measures a mother should be doing during her pregnancy.

The first 1,000 days or recognized as the golden period of opportunity, shared by Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo, during his inspirational message.

Dr. Labordo emphasized that each individual in the household and community has a role to contribute in the pregnancy of the mother.

Sison July2022Surigao City- Twelve (12) barangays in the Municipality of Sison showcased locally grown products on 29 July 2022 during the culmination activity of the Nutrition Month Celebration at Doña Helen Gymnasium, San Pedro, Sison, Surigao del Norte.

Led by the Barangay Nutrition Committee, each participating booth grouped the food products and commodities as to go, grow and glow foods.

Municipal Health Officer and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, Dr. Angel Antonette Lumogdang-Devocion shared that the showcased products should be available and accessible locally. It should be in variety and affordable to consumers, she added.

In his message, National Nutrition Council Caraga Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Niño Archie S. Labordo, emphasized the importance of being resilient.

He mentioned the link between nutrition and resiliency. And that being resilient is being food secured.

Idol Ko July 2022Butuan City- Around 30 nutrition implementers completed the three-day training seminar on the First 1,000 days: Idol ko si Nanay Training module conducted on 19-22 July 2022 at Balanghai Hotel, Butuan City.

The training on the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in the First 1,000 days: Idol ko si Nanay Module is intended for service providers who will implement key interventions on health, nutrition, social and early learning services to achieve the maximum development of the child's life.

In particular, the training provided input on the overall context of the ECCD F1K program, demonstrated facilitation skills in conducting nutrition education classes using the Idol Ko Si Nanay Facilitator’s Guide; demonstrated skills on counseling and giving support to mothers along infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, and plan the conduct of roll out of trainings at the local government units.

Malimono NMJuly 2022Surigao City- On 28 July 2022, officials of the Municipality of Malimono, Surigao del Norte shared tips and stories to audience particularly the mothers during the Culmination of the Nutrition Month Celebration.

Vice Mayor Arnel Amalia, gave message on behalf of Mayor Wallace Sinaca. He informed the audience on the legal mandate why nutrition is celebrated in July.

The good Vice Mayor, also shared the status of the Philippines in terms of the stunting prevalence. It is alarming but we can contribute to prevent increase of malnutrition, VM Amalia added.

Dr.Nìño Archie Labordo on the other hand, emphasized the link between resilience and nutrition. He provided strategies on how to become resilient especially that Malimono is a coastal municipality.

CNAP Tandag Group July 2022Tandag City - Members of the City Nutrition Committee (CNC) of the City of Tandag participated in the formulation of the 2023-2025 City Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) on 25-26 July at Shacene Pensione House and Restaurant, Tandag City.

In his presentation, City Nutrition Action Officer (CNAO), Dr. Reyveen John Geli shared that a budget has been proposed for 2023 comparable to the 2022 budget which 8 million. The 2023 budget is strengthened to focus on the first 1,000 days program package for mothers and children in every barangay.

Mayor Roxanne Pimentel included nutrition activities as priority agenda number 3: Right Access to Health Care and Nutrition for the people of Tandag.

Geared towards better maternal nutrition and infant young child practices, the City Nutrition Committee created the K-ISA (Kinabuhi sa Isa Ka Libong Adlaw), a first 1,000 days program in Tandag City.

Bacuag LNAPJuly2022Butuan City- All nine (9) barangays in the Municipality of Bacuag, Surigao del Norte attended the Barangay Nutrition Action Planning (BNAP) Workshop conducted on 19-21 July at Barangay Población Multipurpose Hall in this town.

Led by the visionary Mayor of Bacuag, Hon. Felicisimo C. Cebedo, the three-day planning workshop was well attended by Sangguniang Bayan members, Barangay Chairpersons and members of the Local Nutrition Committee.

During the first day, Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo of NNC Caraga discussed the topic on Why Invest in Nutrition, which provided appreciation for the alarming nutrition situation in the country and in the Province of Surigao del Norte.

Likewise, the topic shared the importance of the first 1,000 days package and monitoring the six critical interventions to maximize the growth potential of the child.