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NutrijingleCity of San Fernando, La Union-- A total of 23 secondary schools all over Region 1 actively joined and represented their beloved institutions in the Nutri-Jingle Video Contest Season 4 organized by the National Nutrition Council-Region I while strictly observing minimum public health standards by the government as health precautions for COVID-19.

The said contest is now on its year 4 being done every nutrition month which encourages secondary schools and families from Region 1 to actively participate and engage in the annual Nutrition Month Celebration.

CITY OF SRNC reso2AN FERNANDO, LA UNION- The Regional Nutrition Committee of Region 1 passes five (5) of its drafted resolutions during the First RNC Regular Meeting conducted last 29 June 2021 via Zoom.

Before the said meeting, the drafted resolutions were reviewed by the Regional Nutrition Planning and Evaluation Team (RNPET), being the technical arm of the RNC through a special session for initial endorsement to the RNC.

Meanwhile, the interagency meeting was presided by Dr. Jimuel Cardenas, Chief of Local Health Support Division, in behalf of Dr. Valeriano Jesus Lopez, Chairperson of the RNC1 and Regional Director of DOH-CHD1. The discussion circulated among the following agenda: a) Approval of the five RNC Resolutions for 2021, b) 2021 Regional Celebration of Nutrition Month Activities, c) Agencies updates, d) Other matters and announcements.

FB CoverSAN FERNANDO CITY, July 22 (Ms. Anne Hazel Flores,PIA-1) – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in Ilocos leads the campaign on the Early Childhood Care and Development for the First 1000 Days of life (ECCD-F1K) to address child malnutrition.

 

The campaign is part of the 47th Nutrition Month (NM) celebration this July with the theme: "Malnutrisyon patuloy na labanan, First 1000 days tutukan!" 
which aims to raise awareness on the nutrition issue and encourage stakeholders to participate and engage in activities to improve nutrition.

 

“Our goal is for the Filipinos to understand the importance of the first 1000 days of life because it is the foundation to better our nutrition,’” said NNC-1 Officer-in-Charge Nutrition Program Coordinator Kendall Pilgrim Gatan.

 

Bayambang photoJuly 26, 2021- The National Nutrition Council-Region I (NNC1) joined and graced the Municipality of Bayambang, Pangasinan Nutrition Month 2021 Celebration Culminating Program held at the Balon Bayambang Event Center attended by approximately 100 participants including some members of the municipal nutrition committee, barangay nutrition scholars and selected pregnant mothers.

Municipal Vice-Mayor, Hon. Raul Sabangan on behalf of Mayor Cezar Quiambao congratulated the Municipal Nutrition Action Office for the job well done not only in organizing activities during the nutrition month celebration but for the overall management of nutrition programs in the municipality.

Online Nutrition ForumCity of San Fernando, La Union-- The National Nutrition Council- Region 1 (NNC1) in close coordination with the League of Nutrition Action Officers of Region 1 (RLNAOs) spearheaded the conduct of the Online Nutrition Forum: Dissemination of the Nutrition Service Continuity Survey Results and Let’s Talk NAO Launching held last June 11, 2021 via zoom and attended by around 180 participants from the Local Government Units particularly the Nutrition Action Officers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars, representatives from different Regional Nutrition Committee member agencies, local media and other stakeholders.

NNC1 Officer-In-Charge, Mr. Kendall Gatan reiterated on his opening message the importance of proper health and nutrition in this time of pandemic. He also added that the current situation had a great impact on the health, nutrition and social services and this online survey will help in measuring the actions, gaps and challenges that needs to be addressed.

PIA Pangasinan(Elsha Marie Arguel, PIA-Pangasinan) As provided under Presidential Decree 491 or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines, government offices are conducting campaigns every month of July to create greater awareness among Filipinos on the importance of nutrition.

What does nutrition have to do with the government? Why is it important for the government that all of us should have a greater awareness about proper or good nutrition?

If you are still unaware of the answers, here is what proper and good nutrition has to do with the government and to the nation as a whole.

According to Section 13 of the Philippine Constitution, the government recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation building.

Moreover, Dr. Jose Rizal’s famous quote stated that “Ang Kabataan ang Pag-asa ng Bayan.”

Yes, the children of this nation is indeed our future leaders, teachers, engineers, architects, doctors, surgeons, dentists, accountants, lawyers, artists, authors, designers, chemists, editors, scientists, nurses and many more who will be the next group of people or generation that will vote, hold office, and serve the community.

However, how can our children achieve their good future and contribute to nation’s building if they have weak immunities, stunted growths, undernourished, overweight or worse have illnesses.