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OIC Carina Z. Santiago of NNC–MIMAROPA speaking on Program Implementation Review7-8 April 2014 - Selected Provincial/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers, District Nutrition Program Coordinators, Medical Nutrition Program Coordinator, Midwives and Barangay Nutrition Scholar attended the program implementation review of Promote Good Nutrition program at the Makati Palace Hotel, Makati City. 

In 2007, the National Nutrition Council launched the Promote Good Nutrition program which aims to improve the food and nutrition knowledge, attitude and practices of families through conduct of trainings on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Pabasa sa Nutrisyon for community-based implementers as well as distribution of IEC materials. Specifically, it aims to a) increase the number of infants 0-6 months old who are exclusively breastfed; b) decrease the number of infants 0-6 months receiving food and drink other than breast milk; c) increase the number of infants 6-12 months old who receive calorie and nutrient-dense complementary food; and d) increase number of households with improved diets in terms of quality and quantity and involved in food production activities.

This year, to determine the level of implementation of the Promote Good Nutrition program, four workshops were completed by the participants during the program implementation review. The workshops revealed each provinceaccomplishments vis-à-vis targets, program gaps, good practices, facilitating and deterring factors. Recommendations, strategies and follow-through actions for program sustainability and expansion were identified by the participants. The participants also had the opportunity to reinforce their IYCF counselling and practical skills.

At the end of the workshops, OIC Santiago noted that MIMAROPA shall achieve “Progress and Gain in Nutrition” through the improved implementation of Promote Good Nutrition program.