Dialogue with LCEs


The National Nutrition Council (NNC), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), successfully conduct the “Dialogue with Local Chief Executives (LCEs): Enabling Nutrition Devolution” on 30 July 2021 via Zoom and NNC Facebook Live. Almost 2000 participants including governors, mayors, local government unit (LGU) functionaries, national government agencies (NGAs), academe, and barangay nutrition scholars attended the event.

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NNC in partnership with UNICEF Philippines with support from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and technical experts from the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (IHNF-UPLB) through the UPLB Foundation Inc. will be developing a data quality audit protocol and update the implementing guidelines of the Operation Timbang (OPT) Plus. The project aims to improve the data quality, data collection process, and data utilization of the OPT Plus.

MELLPI article 2021

Annually, the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation or MELLPI is conducted by an interagency nutrition evaluation team from the national to provincial/ city/municipal levels to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of local nutrition program management and implementation.

This year, the NNC Secretariat conducts a new scheme – a virtual MELLPI in lieu of the usual face-to-face evaluation due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. At the regional level, the interagency regional evaluation teams (RET) coordinated and led by NNC regional office will do a combination of virtual and face-to-face evaluation schemes following the advisory of IATF on small group meetings and the local government unit protocol. The RET will visit all provinces and highly urbanized and independent cities (HUC and IC) in the region.

The country's first ever situational-commentary show on the First 1000 Days of life, "Dok Ricky, Pedia ng Barangay" continues to gain ratings in Metro Manila as well as earn positive response from viewers.

The NNC’s TV program, “Dok Ricky, Pedia ng Barangay” keeps lead on the Saturday 8:00 to 8:30 AM timeslot, with an average TV rating of 4.5% against competitor’s 3.8% TV rating (Kantar Media TV Audience Measurement, period of 09 September to 18 November, 2017).