Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – National Nutrition Council Region II represented by Nutrition officer II John Nestor Ballad, together with District Nutrition Program Coordinator and Acting PNAO Ms. Henedina Cabrera of Province of Isabela, conducted a monitoring visit in Local Government Unit of Jones, Isabela on their implementation of Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program.
The program aims to contribute to the prevention of stunting among children 0-23 months by giving improved quality and quantity of food and nutrient intakes and utilization of related ECCD F1K services among nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women.
Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Dr. Michelle Uy, together with Municipal Nutrition Program Coordinator, Ms. Manette Sacatrapuz, guided the team to the beneficiaries, BNSs, and key person to monitor the progress of the implementation. There are seventy three (73) nutritionally at-risk pregnant and lactating women in the municipality that are covered in the said supplementation program.
Beneficiaries were provided with Nutribun.
BNSs shared their experiences on the giving of nutribun, challenges encountered, and impact to the beneficiaries. Furthermore, beneficiaries met were counseled on infant and young child feeding specifically on exclusive breastfeeding. ###John Nestor Ballad