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Nutrition is a dynamic science as it has a close interlinking relationship between food, education, and nutrition. With proper nutrition, healthy children learn better. The World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that people with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger.

July has always been the designated month to commemorate the annual National Nutrition Month celebration as per Presidential Decree (PD) No. 491, declaring nutrition as a priority to be implemented by all branches of the government of the Philippines in an integrated fashion affirmed by the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

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LAOAG CITY– Balligi a naangay ti maika-11 a Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Congress iti Ilocos Norte idi Hulyo 22, 2022.

Nagbalin a guest speaker  ni Kendall Pilgrim N. Gatan, agdama nga officer-in-charge iti National Nutrition Council (NNC) iti Region 1. Iti mensahena, impalagipna kadagiti umili ti importansia ken pagsayaatan ti umno a nutrision iti bagi aglalo kadagiti ubbing ken agtutubo.

2022 MELLPI Pro Orientation SMC

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION- The National Nutrition Council Region 1 successfully conducted the orientation for the 2022 Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) Pro attended by one-hundred eighty-one (181) members coming from the local and regional nutrition evaluation team (RNET) and partners from the Scaling Up Nutrition Networks in Region 1 through a live zoom platform last 31 May 2022.

The conduct of MELLPI has already been an annual activity being done to monitor and evaluate the progress and initiatives in the local nutrition programs of LGUs until it was revised and enhanced to MELLPI Pro to comply with the developing changes in nutrition policies and program management anchored to the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition.

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LAOAG CITY– The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 1 has launched the 48th Nutrition Month celebration with a joint regional and provincial opening program in Ilocos Norte province.

During the launching program, NNC Region 1, Ilocos Norte Provincial Nutrition Action Office, and the Provincial Department of Health Office (PDOHO) also brought various health and nutrition services to the attendees.

HYPERTENSION

Are your numbers under control? Know your numbers! -your blood pressure level.

The National Nutrition Council Region I joins the advocacy of the Department of Health (DOH) in diffusing the hypertension threat in the country as centered on the observance of the National Hypertension Awareness Month.

The month of May is delegated by DOH as the “Hypertension Awareness Month”, by virtue of Proclamation No. 1761 signed on May 1, 2009, to improve the cognizance of Filipinos about its significant risks, signs, and symptoms as well as its prevention and management. 

 

NUTRITION FORUM

June 14, 2022- The Registered Nutrition-Dietitians in the Province of La Union organized the Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines- La Union (NDAP-LU) Chapter and elected its new set of officers during the Nutrition Forum for RNDs of La Union organized by the National Nutrition Council- Regional Office I (NNC-ROI) and hosted by the Local Government Unit of Bacnotan, La Union.  

Vice Mayor and Mayor-elect, Hon. Divina Fontanilla of Bacnotan, La Union, the Interim President of NDAP-LU Chapter expressed her appreciation and full support to the organization of the NDAP-LU and expressed her gratitude for choosing Bacnotan to host the Nutrition Forum.