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Thee National Nutrition Council (NNC) together with the National Associations – LUZVIMIN Federation of BNSs Inc., District/City Nutrition Program Coordinator’s Association of the Philippines (D/CNPCAP) Inc. and Nutrition Action Officers’ Association of the Philippines (NAOPA) Inc. conducted its first associations’ meeting for the year last 16, 17 and 18 of March 2022, via Zoom, respectively.

The main agenda for the three associations conducted were on the  Amendments and Non-negotiable Provisions of Presidential Decree No. 1569 and Updates on the Development of Training Regulations on Community Nutrition Services NC II. These updates were discussed to the associations especially to the BNSs as these seek increased benefits and professional development of the BNSs.

The LUZVIMIN Federation of BNSs and D/CNPCAP also held their election of new set of officers while the NAOPA will hold their election this July.

The various members of the  Associations’ reported their accomplishments for 2021 which were along activities conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic through seminars and workshops and regional updates such as newly elected regional officers.

Dr. Marivic S. Samson, Nutrition Officer III  from the Nutrition Policy and Planning Division (NPPD) presented the possible directions and priorities by  each association in 2022.  Topics discussed were  setting directions, NNC priorities and thrusts  highlighting possible programs and activities that may be conducted by the associations to contribute to the achievement of PPAN goals and targets. Some of these were on establishment and strengthening of LGU nutrition offices, and formulation of Nutrition Action Plans, among others.

At the end of the meeting, Assistant Secretary and NNC Executive Director Azucena M. Dayanghirang expressed hope for a better year for everyone despite the difficulties brought about by the pandemic. 

Written by: NOII Jose Raphael S. Sanchez


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.