By: Ms. Marie Joy S. Carbungco (PIA)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga (PIA) -- National Nutrition Council (NNC) Central Luzon will spearhead an advocacy meeting focusing on the preparation of local nutrition action plan (LNAP) at the barangay level.
NNC 3 Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Ana Maria Rosaldo said the activity primarily aims to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the importance of investing in nutrition and inclusion of nutrition programs in the local development and investments plans among local chief executives and punong barangays.
“We recognize that despite our efforts, there are still punong barangays who demand for further explanation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) and how to integrate this in their programs. Thus, there is a need to advocate nutrition among the punong batangays, in order to scale up their actions and strategies in attaining the goals of the PPAN,” she said.
Through the activity, NNC will guide barangays in the formulation of their respective LNAPs in order to address stunting, wasting, overweight, and obesity, which are all common forms of malnutrition among children in Central Luzon.
“The PPAN was translated to the Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition (RPAN) to specifically address the nutrition problems in Central Luzon. With this, it is necessary that barangays formulate their LNAPs since it should include activities focusing on achieving the nutrition goals and objectives of their area based on their respective nutrition situations,” Rosaldo said.
The webinar will tackle an overview of the PPAN as well as an introduction on nutrition program management.
Discussion of plan preparation and adoption to further orient participants on the importance of LNAP formulation will be the highlight of the said activity.
The webinar will be held on February 28, 2022 at 8:00AM via Zoom and will also be livestreamed via NNC Region III’s Facebook Page.
NNC Central Luzon to Orient Barangays on Preparation of Local Nutrition Action Plan
- Category: Region 3