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SUN 3.0

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a global movement that aims for a world free from malnutrition in all its forms by 2030, which is aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The movement advocates the need for a collaborative and collective effort among the government as lead, civil society, United Nations, donors, research organizations, businesses, private sector, and other partners and individuals to achieve this vision and to ensure that every child, adolescent, mother, and family can realize their right to food and nutrition, reach their full potential and shape sustainable and prosperous societies. The Philippines, through an NNC Governing Board resolution in 2014, approved the country’s registration to SUN. Since then, the Philippines has been continuously active in all activities of the SUN Movement and in strengthening its networks.

Province of Guimaras

NNC VI facilitated an online workshop for the integration of nutrition in the 2022 AIP for the Province of Guimaras. Hon. Samuel, T. Gumarin, MD, MPH, Governor and Chair of the Guimaras Provincial Nutrition Committee gave an inspirational message and expressed strong support for nutrition program in the province as he indicated a substantial allocation for nutrition program for the province in the 2021 budget. The Governor also recognized the important and crucial role of addressing malnutrition in the first 1000 days especially in the context of the current pandemic.

NutriSkwela

An Ocular Visit was conducted to Nutriskwela Radio Stations, namely Radyo Kaabyanan 88.5 FM and Radyo Kaimaw. During the monitoring, the staffs shared that the Radio stations were used to disseminate information regarding COVID-19.

Meeting with DILG Re Mandanas Ruling

The virtual meeting held on 8 July 2021 was presided by Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Reginaldo T. Guillen. Representatives from DILG Region VI: Christian M. Nagaynay, LGOO VI- OIC of Local Government Capacity Development Division, Ms. Christine Laurente, LGOO V, and Ms. Paula Castillo, LGOO II of DILG ROVI were present. The agenda of the meeting are the ff: (1) Nutrition in the New Normal, (2) Initiatives of DILG ROVI in the implementation of EO 138, (3) Proposed options for LGUs regarding Mandanas Ruling, and lastly, the inclusion of NNC in DILG Briefings to LGUs. RNPC Guillen discussed nutrition in the new normal and the proposed options for strengthening the LGU Nutrition Program.

RBATF Monitoring

June 17, 2021 - The Regional Bantay Asin Task Force conducted a monitoring visit in Estancia, Iloilo particularly at the municipal market and other establishments that sell and use "asin" or salt. The team interviewed and collected salt samples from the distributors, sellers, and users as part of the monitoring activity. The collected salt samples will be endorsed to DOST Laboratory for testing and analysis. The team composed of NNC Region VI lead by RNPC Reginaldo Guillen with NOI Romela Dee Candoliza and NOI Roselle Eve Ferrer, partners from PNP Region VI lead by PLTCOL Cynthia Peña joined by PMAJ Katherine Gebusion, LT Ma. Roela Cadiz, PCpl John Jay Rome and partner from UPV-BIDANI, John Bert C. Tutisura. The team was assisted by SI Denia Sicad and MNAO Catalina Delos Santos during the meeting with the Market Administrator and interview with the target respondent. They had a brief courtesy call with Mayor Melina Requinto that is supportive of the activity, she committed to call a meeting with the salt wholesalers and retailers for a reorientation of ASIN Law and the National Salt Iodization Program. This is part of the RBATF annual activity to ensure that all salt manufacturers/producers adhere to RA 8172 or the ASIN Law, all salt should be iodized.

LNEWS PIR

Local Nutrition Early Warning System for Food and Nutrition Security (LNEWS-FNS) Meeting Cum Program Implementation Review.