Infographics LDN Gov. Dimaporo calls for action support from LCEs28 February 2023, Cagayan de Oro City — The Province of Lanao del Norte held their face-to-face Provincial Health Board Meeting at Multi-Purpose Hall, Provincial Capitol Complex, Tubod, Lanao del Norte last 15 February 2023 spearheaded by Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

The meeting was attended by members of the Provincial Health Board, several Local Chief Executives, Provincial Health Officer personnel, and Municipal Health Officers. For regional line agencies, National Nutrition Council (NNC) X led by Nutrition Program Coordinator Gladys Mae s. Fernandez, also attended the activity.

Among the agenda discussed was the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law, which aims to provide all Filipinos with access to affordable, high-quality healthcare through the establishment of a province-wide health system, special health fund, and the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the local government units. Wherein, Governor Dimaporo emphasized the importance of the UHC implementation for improved health and nutrition plans and programs for the people of Lanao del Norte.

Iligan City organization of IYFC TF and BATF

20 February 2023, Cagayan de Oro City – The City of Iligan envisioned that all Iliganons live in optimum health through good nutrition in all stages of life. The city through the leadership of Mayor Frederick W. Siao is dedicated to improving the city’s nutrition situation. The City Government of Iligan issued two (2) local policies to scale-up the health and nutrition actions. Last 9 February 2023, City Mayor Siao signed the following:

  • Executive Order No. 8, s2023 entitled “Organizing the City Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)/Breastfeeding (BF) Task Force”
  • Administrative Order No. 17, s2023 entitled “Creation of Bantay Asin Task Force in Iligan City”


Cancer refers to any of the several illnesses defined by the growth of aberrant cells that divide out of control and have the capacity to invade and destroy healthy bodily tissue. The capacity of cancer to spread throughout your body is common. It is one of the four prevalent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or lifestyle-related diseases (LRDs), along with chronic respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes mellitus. Cancer continues to be a top health concern in the nation with serious consequences for people, families, communities, and the healthcare system. After heart and vascular disorders, cancer ranks third in terms of morbidity and death in this nation.

Throughout the globe, cancer ranks second in terms of mortality. Yet, thanks to advancements in cancer detection, treatment, and prevention, survival rates are rising for many kinds of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that lifestyle risk factors including smoking, drinking, eating a diet low in fruits and vegetables, being overweight or obese, and not exercising account for 30–40% of the cancer burden.

A person cannot prevent cancer with a single diet on their own. Instead of concentrating on one specific meal, make variation a goal since, in accordance with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), "the synergy of substances working together in the entire diet that provides the best cancer prevention." There is evidence that eating a diet rich in plant-based foods, such as richly colored fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, can help lower the chance of developing cancer.

Infographics TK DSP commenced in LDN23 February 2023, Cagayan de Oro City- The Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK DSP) Phases III and IV both commenced last 13 February 2023 in Lanao del Norte Province. A total of seventeen (17) municipalities started their weekly distribution of Dry Feeding Commodities to the 6-23 months old children beneficiaries. 

Phase III covers seven (7) municipalities with a total of 420 beneficiaries, namely Matungao, Linamon, Kauswagan, Kolambugan, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Nunungan and Tagoloan. Meanwhile, ten (10) municipalities with a total of 1,150 beneficiaries are under Phase IV Tutok Kainan program, specifically the areas of Bacolod, Balo-i, Baroy, Kapatagan, Lala, Magsaysay, Maigo, Salvador, Sapad and Tubod.

Last 13 February 2023, simultaneous launching of Tutok Kainan Program as well as food demonstration were facilitated by the program areas together with the Provincial Health Office of Lanao del Norte and the Nutritionist-Dietitians Deployment Project (NDDP) of the Department of Health (DOH).

Article Updating Meeting with R10 LNFPs13 February 2023, Cagayan de Oro City –National Nutrition Council (NNC) X through the leadership of Nutrition Program Coordinator Gladys Mae S. Fernandez convened the Nutrition Action Officers, District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators, and nutrition staff in a virtual meeting held 3 February 2023. A total of 66 participants attended the meeting.

Development Management Officer II Arlie Joy O. Damiles presented the Current Regional Nutrition Situation, particularly the disaggregated Expanded National Nutrition Survey results for provinces and highly urbanized cities, and Operation Timbang Plus.

Article Monitoring and advocacy meeting in LDN municipalities22 February 2023, Cagayan de Oro City – Three (3) municipalities of Lanao del Norte, namely Salvador, Tubod and Maigo were visited by the National Nutrition Council X to advocate for the Philippine Multisectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP), and the continuous support for the nutrition programs.

Nutrition Program Coordinator (NPC) Gladys Mae S. Fernandez led the NNC X team in its monitoring and technical assistance in the local government unit (LGU) of Salvador. Municipal Administrator Sohailah L. Tawantawan-Mindanalo and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO) Jenny Trixie V. Trinidad presented their plans for the nutrition program for CY 2023, while NNC X advocated for the designation or addition of personnel under nutrition, formulation of Municipal Nutrition Action Plan, the PMNP, and sustained support for the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program.