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Facilitators and participants of the Workshop on Formulation of Local Nutrition Action Plan (LNAP) 2023-2025 for Manila and Quezon CityThe National Nutrition Council – NCR (NNC-NCR) assisted the City of Manila and Quezon City in the formulation of their Local Nutrition Action Plan (LNAP) 2023-2025 during the workshop held on September 27-30, 2022 at The Bayleaf Cavite.

The City of Manila and Quezon City are among the program areas of the Nutrition Shepherding Project of the Regional Nutrition Committee of NCR. Selected members of the city nutrition committees (CNC) of the two (2) cities served as the planning core groups.

Photo BNS Fed CY 2023 2025The Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) of NCR, Inc. elected its Officers and Board members for CY 2023-2025 during the meeting held on September 9, 2022 at the NNC Boardroom, Taguig City.

The new set of officers was elected from the presidents of the BNS Association of the seventeen (17) local government units in Metro Manila. The conduct of election was done through secret balloting supervised by the National Nutrition Council – NCR headed by Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Milagros Elisa V. Federizo. However, representatives from the cities of Caloocan, Navotas and Valenzuela were not present during the election.

NCR BFFsThe National Nutrition Council – NCR (NNC-NCR) conducted a capacity development webinar on August 5, 2022 for NCR Breastfeeding Friends (BFF).

The webinar was conducted as part of NNC-NCR’s commitment to continually assist the C/DNPC of Metro Manila Association in their Online IYCF Counseling Project. Attended by 38 NCR BFFs, the webinar aimed to update members of the NCR BFFs on competencies needed for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counseling.

Obesity prevention42 59.4 cm 1Overweight and obesity are both health risks associated with non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and cancer, among others. Overweight means weighing more than the required weight for one’s length or height, while obesity is the condition of being severely overweight.

According to the 2019 Expanded National Nutrition Survey conducted by the DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute, overweight and obesity prevalence rates among school-age children, adults, and the elderly have increased since 2015. Among adolescents, 1 out 10 was overweight/obese and 8 out of 10 were insufficiently physically active.

NCR Regional Webby Awards - Local Nutrition Committee Facebook PagesThe National Nutrition Council – NCR aims to intensify online nutrition promotion in the region through the conduct of the Regional Webby Awards.

The Regional Webby Awards has become part of the Nutrition Month Celebration since its launch in 2016. An offshoot of the National Nutrition Council’s Webby Awards, the activity aims to recognize the efforts of the local government units (LGUs) and at the same time to encourage them to promote good nutrition through social media.

ANAO NCR new officersOn September 15, the members of the Association of Nutrition Action Officers in NCR, Inc. or ANAO-NCR elected their officers and board members for CY 2023-2025. The election happened during the 3rd meeting of the Association held at the Crown Regency Hotel in Makati City.

Makati City Nutrition Action Officer (CNAO) Soccoro Alma F. Gammad will assume the position of President of the Association in 2023 and will serve up to 2025. "I have full respect to the current officers and board members of this Association. They worked hard to accomplish the plans of the Association. I hope that the members will continue to give their support to achieve more that can contribute to the improvement of the nutrition situation in NCR", said Gammad. She has 38 years of work experience in public health nutrition. Prior to her designation as the Nutrition Action Officer of Makati City in 2021, she was the City Nutrition Program Coordinator (CNPC) and served the City/District Nutrition Program Coordinators (C/DNPCs) of Metro Manila Association, Inc. as President many years back.