Brief Meeting on Community Food Production for TKSP

To ensure that there is still food security among the families of the nutritionally at-risk pregnant women targeted for the Tutok Kainan Supplementation Program in Negros Occidental. A Brief Meeting with the City and Municipal Agriculturist was conducted last March 5, 2021, via Google Meet. The activity was lead by NNC Region VI presided by Nutrition Officer III and Officer-In-Charge Ms. Sheryl C. Sedantes. She presented and discussed what is Tutok Kainan Supplementation Program and encouraged the City/Municipal Agriculturists to provide seeds and seedlings and other planting materials to the families of the NAR PW. She emphasized the importance of a community or backyard garden as one of the food sources of the family, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Review of Draft Narrative on Compendium of Local Ordinance on Nutrition
An Online Review of Draft Narrative on Compendium of Local Ordinance on Nutrition held March 5, 2021, via Zoom. The Compendium National Planning Team represented by Dr. Ces Adorna and Andre Flores of Alcanz International LLC, NOIII / OIC Sheryl C. Sedantes with NNC RVI Staff gathered together with the Local Government Unit of Valderrama, Antique headed by Mayor Mary Joyce M. Roquero as the author of the Ordinance to discuss and review the Municipal Ordinance No. 04 S. 2018 “An Ordinance Institutionalizing the Mother to Mother Support, Group (Barangay F1KD) and Nutrition Specific Intervention for Pregnant Women, Lactating Mother and Children 0-23 months during the First 1000 Days (F1KD) and appropriating funds Thereof”. MNAO Edna B. Martinez, SB Member Hon. Luisito Bayog, and MHO Dr. Helen M. Lacson were also present during the online review.

02.10.21 Meeting

National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region VI conducted the 1st Quarter Joint Meeting of Provincial/City/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (P/C/MNAOs), District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators (D/CNPCs), and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Presidents last February 10, 2021, via Zoom. The meeting was attended by NAOs, D/CNPCs, and BNS Presidents coming from different provinces and cities in the Region.

Orientation Briefing

In preparation for the commence of the Tutok Kainan Supplementation Program in Negros Occidental, a Brief Orientation on the Reporting System was conducted on March 4, 2021, via Zoom. The participants are the Focal Persons in the City/Municipal and Barangay covered areas. Monitoring of Receipt and Distribution of commodities, Nutrition Assessment, Feedback, Summary of Reports, Consent/Waiver Form, Daily Inventory of Commodities, and DSP Form were discussed to brief and provide information to the focal persons. The meeting concluded with agreements on the final briefing that will be conducted at least three (3) days before the start of Tutok Kainan.

RDC VI Resolution No. 58

The Region’s Local Government Units are enjoined to integrate their respective local nutrition action plans in the Provincial, City, and Municipal plans and investment programs.

World Obesity Day

National Nutrition Council – Region VI joins in the celebration of World Obesity Day (March 4, 2021) through the hanging of streamer and participated in the 3-part Webinar Dissemination Forum of Results of Studies on Overweight and Obesity via Zoom. The webinar is organized by NNC, together with UNICEF and the Nutrition Center of the Philippines, to present local research studies to increase awareness and knowledge on the extent of overnutrition in the Philippines as well as share good practices in addressing malnutrition.