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NNC VI OIC Sedantes was among those chosen to participate in a study on stunting and its determinants in the Philippines conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

PIDS is conducting research entitled “Identifying and Addressing the Determinants of Stunting in the First 1000 Days” that aims to determine the drivers of stunting and examine whether current strategies and investments are directed towards cost-effective interventions.

Tutok Kainan Regional Orientation Representatives from recipient cities and municipalities, as well as the Provincial, City and Municipal Action Officers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars, participated via zoom, in an Orientation Meeting on Tutok Kainan Supplementation Program (Dietary Supplementation Program) held 10 December 2020.

The participants were given new updates such as the 60 days + Ready-to-eat Lipid-based nutritional supplement with 30 days hot meals and the discussion of the roles and functions of the LGUs. For those who were not able to attend a recorded video of the orientation was provided.

Tutok Kainan

The “Tutok Kainan” Supplementation Program was launched recently as an answer to the call on the First 1,000 Days Law.

Cabinet  Secretary Carlo Nograles  said that Tutok Kaanin is a response to the gaps in the implementation of the National Food Policy, especially on supplementation program.

“It is very important that we launch this program because this is the program that will start it all,” Nograles said, adding that the program will show to the people of the Philippines and the world that the government is serious in implementing the National Food Policy.

“It is really making sure that we implement correctly the goals and objectives enshrined in the First 1,000 Days Law," Nograles further said.

SDC

Local government units can now perk up in formulating and implementing their Local Nutrition Action Plans with the approval of a resolution passed by the Regional Nutrition Committee.

Ms. Sheryl Sedantes, Nutrition Officer III and NNC VI Officer-in-Charge said the Social Development Committee approved the RNC Resolution No. 001 series of 2020 “Supporting NNC Activities for the Formulation,Approval, and Integration of local Nutrition Action Plan as a Strategy of LGU Mobilization in Support to PPAN 2017-2022”.

CSC

NNC VI ECCD-F1K PNC Heda V. Suing served as resource person in a webinar initiated by the Civil Service Commission, entitled Rx COVID: Flexing Government Employees Total Wellness last November 20.

Ms. Suing talked on the topic Go, Grow, Glow to a Better You Amidst the Pandemic where she discussed Healthy Eating, Proper Nutrition During Isolation and Physical Fitness and Lifestyle

The webinar aimed at giving the government workforce credible information on COVID-19, how to prepare in this time of crisis and how to become proactive to achieve a better work-life balance.

PIR
National Nutrition Council Region VI conducted the virtual Joint Federations' Meeting Cum Plan/Program Implementation Review (PIR) last 21 December 2020 via Zoom, attended by the P/CNAOS, D/CNPCS, and BNS Presidents and Regional Nutrition Technical Committee Members.