27 June 2016 – The inter-agency Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) has declared winners for the Search for Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS), Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC), and Regional Outstanding Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO) for 2015 during the deliberation held at the Fernando Generics Hall, Department of Health Regional Office IV-B, Project 4, Quezon City.
The RNET, spearheaded by its Chair, Mr. Lorenzo F. Suarez of DILG IV-B, has agreed to endorse Ms. Mary Karen V. Dueñas of Brgy. Bagong Sikat, Lubang, Occidental Mindoro as the region’s outstanding BNS. On the other hand, Brgy. Paetan in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro was declared as the regional outstanding BNC. For the first time, two nutrition action officers have been declared as outstanding MNAOs, namely: Dr. Leonor Nuñez – Daite of Roxas, Oriental Mindoro and Ms. Jeanette Motol of Gasan, Marinduque.
The scores of the contenders from across the Mimaropa region were reviewed thoroughly by the team. Each contender’s strong points and areas for improvement were also discussed as part of the deliberation. At the end of the activity, the team approved the list of the winners for endorsement to the Regional Nutrition Committee.
The evaluation period for this year lasted from April up to June 2016. Various teams composed of different agency members of the RNET traveled to the 5 provinces and 2 cities in the region to appraise the performance of each contender.
On the other hand, the deliberation for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) is set on 26 July 2016, after the completion of the remaining evaluation in Oriental Mindoro. The said nutrition champions will be recognized and be given their awards during the Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony set in August 2016.