The Executive Order (EO) 138, or the Full Devolution of Certain Functions of the Executive Branch to Local Governments, means that some of the roles, services, and facilities of national government agencies pertaining to local infrastructures, health care, livelihood, agriculture, and social welfare will be transferred to the local government units (LGUs) along with budget allocation in-order to improve the locality's planning, investment programming, and budgeting linkages, as well as monitoring and evaluation systems.


MATALAM, COTABATO---To ensure adequate nutrition among infants and young children and encourage breastfeeding among mothers, LGU Matalam establishes Breastmilk storage facility at the Municipal Health Office initiated by the Municipal Nutrition Committee. The launching and ribbon cutting activity was dovetailed during the Nutrition Month Culmination and Awarding Ceremony at the Municipal Health Office-Matalam, Cotabato last July 26, 2021.

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During pregnancy, a woman's nutritional requirement increases, thus it is important to increase food intake to prevent being nutritionally at-risk and delivering low-birth-weight babies. Proper nutrition during pregnancy will boost the baby's development while in the womb and in doing so will reduce the risk of having an undernourish child.

Along with the 47th Nutrition Month Celebration, the Local Government Unit of Kidapawan City through the City Nutrition Office (CNO) launched the Dietary Supplementation Program (DSP) for Nutritionally-at-risk Pregnant Women of the City, the launching was conducted last July 6, 2021 at Brgy. Singao, Kidapawan City. It was graced and participated by City Councilor and Committee Chair on Health Hon. Maritess B. Malaluan, City Nutrition Action Officer - Melanie S. Espina, together with the City Nutrition Committee (CNC) members from the Information Office, Local Council for the Protection of Children, Health and Wellness Coordinator and Barangay Captain Eduardo P. Loma of Brgy. Singao.

The City Councilor Maritess B. Malaluan encourages all the pregnant beneficiaries to have a regular pre-natal visit and seeks pre-natal services in their respective Health Centers to manage and avoid the risk during pregnancy and to be psychologically and physically ready for the birth.

RIAC XII plans out Activities for IP Health 1NO I Laurito joined the first Regional Inter-Agency Committee (RIAC) for Indigenous People (IP) Health meeting in 2021 last July 13 at Greenstate Convention Center, Koronadal City. The meeting was organized by the Department of Health – Center for Health Development SOCCSKSARGEN Region in coordination with the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) XII and members of the RIAC for IP Health which includes the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XII, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) XII and National Nutrition Council (NNC) XII.

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The ongoing pandemic changed the way how people celebrate big events and occasions. Some areas still prohibit gatherings and activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hence, majority of the people have gone virtual as they adopted the new platforms for advocacy and celebrations.

Nutrition month is celebrated to create greater awareness among Filipinos on the importance of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The National Nutrition Council Region XII has partnered with DXND Radyo Bida, Kidapawan City to disseminate factual information and promote good and healthy nutrition practices to the public.


SOCCSKSARGEN--- In line with the 47th Nutrition Month Celebration, the National Nutrition Council XII have contracted with Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation-Radyo Bida, Koronadal to broadcast First 1000 days (F1KD) and stunting series. The said radio series will be heard every Wednesday in Radyo Bida-Koronadal every 12:15-12:30 noon for three weeks (July 14, 21 and 28) with replay at Radyo Bida-Kidapawan every 3:15-3:30 in the afternoon on the same day.