ro10 G4 GingoogChildren become undernourished due to inadequate food intake brought about by low income and lack of knowledge on food and nutrition.

With these, the City Nutrition Committee through its lead agency, the Nutrition Division of the City Health Office (CHO), spearheaded the implementation and cascading of the G4 Program or the Garden of GO, Grow and Glow.

This program is aimed at expanding the coverage of households and communities establishing their own backyard gardens. The strategy encourages every family in the city to venture into gardening to source their own fruits and vegetables which could yield to the reduction of malnutrition cases among children, pregnant and lactating women in Gingoog. 

SubanenOROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental – Forty-three undernourished children belonging to the Subanen tribe are now seeing hope of leading healthier lives after the Provincial Nutrition Committee of Misamis Occidental initiated an intervention to address wasting, stunting and underweight cases prevailing in the area.

“… We are so blessed that we are now benefiting from this nutrition program,” a father of a Subanen child told the team of the Provincial Nutrition Office (PNO) that visited Barangay Kanowanan in January this year. The malnourished Subanen children were identified during the second round of Operation Timbang Plus conducted in Kanowanan in December 2015.

14971511 711224689054035 1749833178 oMisamis Occidental, Gingoog City and Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon have a thousand and one reasons to celebrate after being declared as Nutrition Bests in Northern Mindanao by the Regional Nutrition Committee X.

These outstanding performers in nutrition were declared following the issuance of RNC X Resolution No. 4 series of 2016 "Confirming the Results and Ranking of the 2015 MELLPI" as endorsed by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET).

The same resolution also confirmed Guinsiliban, Camiguin and Tudela, Misamis Occidental as Outstanding Municipalities in Nutrition of their respective provinces.  36 barangays, on the other hand, were declared as Regional Green Banner Barangays.

15225385 722559467920557 1945465296 oThe year 2015 marks a splendid nutrition achievement for the National Nutrition Council Region 10 (NNC X) as  three local government units in Northern Mindanao bagged national awards given by the National Nutrition Council of the Philippines.

Gingoog City, Municipality of Maramag and Valencia City join 19 other LGUs in the Philippines as recipients of the national nutrition awards for their commendable pursuits of Nutrition Excellence. Gingoog City will be awarded as Consistent Regional Outst anding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN), Municipality of Maramag, Bukidnon for the Second Year CROWN Maintenance Award, and Valencia City as the latest Nutrition Honor Awardee in Region 10.

Mis Occ Steps Up NiEm Bantay Asin EffortsThe Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental is all set to undertake a province-wide training on Nutrition in Emergencies (NiEm) in October 26-28, 2016 and a dialogue with the NorMin Bantay Asin Task Force in November.  Both activities are part of the scaling up nutrition improvement for the Misamisnons.

Attending the three-day NiEm training are the Nutrition Action Officers and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers of the 20 municipalities of MisOcc.   Aside from management of nutrition services during disasters and emergencies, the participants will be initially formulating their Local Nutrition in Emergencies Plans.  It is expected that the NiEm Plans will serve as inputs to the updating of the DRR Enhanced Development Plans of the Province and the Municipalities. 

RNAC article2The National Nutrition Council – Region 10 will honor the Best Nutrition Program Implementing LGU’s in Northern Mindanao for the year 2015. Exemplary Local Government Units will be recognized during the Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony (RNAC) slated November 25, 2016 here in Cagayan de Oro City.

The event is anchored on the continuing campaign by NNC-X to encourage LGU’s to take part in its crusade to reduce, if not eliminate, malnutrition in region 10.

“Every LGU looks forward to the holding of the RNAC, second to July Nutrition Month, being an annual milestone which not only serves as a venue for recognizing the efforts of local government units in nutrition program management but of showcasing good practices on nutrition worthy of replication”, says NNC X Nutrition Program Coordinator Marissa D.M. Navales.

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