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Infographics ECCD F1K RTWG18 October 2021, Cagayan de Oro City – In support to the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK DSP), the National Nutrition Council (NNC) X  organized the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) for the First 1000 Days (F1K) Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG).

Conducted last 15 October 2021, a meeting was held to gather the identified RTWG member agencies who will provide support and technical assistance during the implementation of the program. NNC X Nutrition Program Coordinator (NPC) Gladys Mae S. Fernandez presided over the meeting.

The ECCD F1K-RTWG is comprised of eight (8) select agencies, namely, the regional offices of Department of Health (DOH), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Article OJT Culmination19 October 2021, Cagayan de Oro City – Interns Keishe Jan T. Aban and Lorry Jane G. Rumbines, both senior students taking Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics at Central Mindanao University, completed their 300 hours of community nutrition practicum at the National Nutrition Council Region X Office last 14 October 2021.

Ms. Aban and Ms. Rumbines started their internship last 23 August 2021, and are the first batch of interns to be engaged in a virtual setting due to the pandemic situation.

Both on-the-job trainees were exposed to the nutrition program management cycle, particularly on planning and implementation through drafting of a Barangay Nutrition Action Plan (BNAP). They partnered with Brgy. Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City for this purpose.

House Diet kjtaThe house diet, also known as a regular or normal diet, is a nutritious meal plan that contains a range of nutritious foods among all food groups. Its goal is to provide a well-balanced diet and guarantee that those who do not need to undergo changes in diet get enough nourishment.

In a healthy meal plan, unhealthy fats, salt, and extra sugar are all avoided. It combines a wide variety of meals with adequate calorie consumption.

If you don't have any health issues that necessitate a specific diet, you'll stick to this meal plan. This diet may lower your chances of developing various diseases, such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer.

So how do we achieve a healthy meal plan?

26 Radyo Kalambuan15 October 2021, Cagayan de Oro City – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region X conducted the 2nd semester monitoring in Radyo Kalambuan DXNE-FM 94.3, one of the Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations in the region, located at Media Center, Mindanao Civic Center, Tubod, Lanao del Norte on 13 October 2021. Nutrition Officer I Vazamija Therese A. Villasi facilitated the monitoring.

The radio station was off-air since 1 September 2021 due to damaged antenna. The management took action by coordinating with a radio technician in Cebu City regarding the replacement of the antenna.

According to radio staff Rosendo Sacote, the station will conduct a meeting on October 2021 to reorganize the Community Radio Council (CRC) and to update program schedule especially on the station personnel members.

NNC X advised Radyo Kalambuan to fast-track updates from the technician. Moreover, NNC X will continue to monitor and provide assistance so the radio station to support their endeavor on disseminating correct nutrition and nutrition-related information in Lanao del Norte and nearby areas. (NO I Vazamija Therese A. Villasi, RND).

reviewed Infographics KAMUSTAHAN Session13 October 2021, Cagayan de Oro City – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) X and Department of Agrarian Reform through its Central, Regional and Provincial Offices held a virtual Kamustahan session with the participation of Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs). Held 12 October 2021, the meeting was conducted to discuss program updates and issues encountered in the preparation and implementation of the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program in Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte areas.

DAR X Assistant Regional Director, Seny Fe B.  Fabe her message said, “This session is an opportunity to converse with the updates, accomplishments and challenges encountered during the program’s implementation and minding the gap to strategize more effective steps for future engagement”. ARD Fabe also expressed her aspiration to continue the harmonious relationship and partnership between the two agencies for the years to come.

For the program update, NNC X's Provincial Nutrition Focal Points for Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte in the person of Mr. Gwyn Y. Balaba, and Ms. Lizelle Bete, respectively, discussed the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program's overview, updates, accomplishments, challenges encountered, and program’s next steps.

Infographics Advocacy Meeting on TK DSP16 October 2021, Cagayan de Oro City — The National Nutrition Council (NNC) X holds a series of advocacy meetings in the Province of Lanao del Norte for the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK DSP), of which select local government units (LGUs) are recipients of Phases III & IV of the program.

NNC X, represented by Provincial Nutrition Focal Point (PNFP) Lizelle L. Bete and Nutrition Officer (NO) I Vazamija Therese A. Villasi, paid a visit to Local Chief Executives, Mayor Leoncio C. Bagol of LGU Tubod, and Mayor Judith V. Miquiabas of LGU Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.

PNFP Bete introduced and advocated the TK DSP, its objectives, components, priority groups, social preparation requirements and updates to the Municipal Mayors, Medical Health Officers and Nutrition Officers in the respective LGUs. In both LGUs, Nutritionist-Dietitians II Mitzilyn Brillo and Merry Glor Saure of the Department of Health accompanied NNC X.

During the fruitful dialogue, commitment and full support of the program were expressed especially by Municipal Mayor Bagol, wherein he conveyed his ambition to eradicate child malnutrition in their municipality by the end of the year. Furthermore, he added his concern that there are few Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) in one of their program recipient barangays, and tasked the Medical Health Officer, Dr. Maria Filipina Camins and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, Cholie Mae Lahoylahoy to propose additional number of BNSs to the Punong Barangay as one of the preparations for the upcoming implementation of TK DSP. A total of 170 children aged 6-23 months will receive the program in Tubod.