The National Nutrition Council of the National Capital Region in partnership with the C/DNPCs of Metro Manila Association, Inc. conducted an orientation training on the use of the e-OPT Tool on February 01, 2017 at the NNC Board Room in Taguig City.
A total of thirty-two (32) local nutrition program coordinators and a Barangay Nutrition Scholar from the seventeen (17) local government units in NCR attended the training.
The Operation Timbang (OPT) is the annual mass weighing of all preschoolers 0-71 months old or below six (6) years old done every first quarter of the year. To facilitate the fast and accurate determination of the nutritional status of children, a computer-based (Microsoft Excel) tool initially called the “BNS Tool” was developed in 2010. However, through the years, some errors and limitations on the software were identified that resulted in the continuous enhancements done by the Nutrition Surveillance Division of the NNC.