Nutrition planning has been an established activity of local nutrition committees. This is a result of the continuing capability-building process made possible through various support from the National Nutrition Council (NNC). The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) as formulated by NNC is the systematic integration of efforts of the government, private agencies and institutions to address the country’s malnutrition problem. It is a management tool to assess progress of plan implementation, to identify strengths and weaknesses in implementing the local nutrition program, to institute appropriate corrective measures, and to facilitate achievement of the plan's objectives.
Monitoring & Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation or (MELLPI) was formulated in 1979 to guide Monitoring and Evaluation by field implementers. It aims to assess the efficiency of local level plan implementation, as indicated by the outreach of activities undertaken relative to the local nutrition action plan, funds expended, as well as the management and support given by local executives and other implementing agencies.