The Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) of MIMAROPA had their 1st Quarter Meeting last March 18, 2013 at F. Generics Hall, Center for Health Development IV-A Building, Quirino Memorial Medical Center Compound, Project 4, Quezon City. RNC Chair Llacuna, Jr. presided the meeting. Present during the meeting were Director Wilma Naviamos of DSWD IV-B, Ms. Susan Sumbeling of NEDA IV-B, Ms. Gloria Arenillo of NFA Region IV, Ms. Myra Regencia of TESDA IV-B, Dr. Saniata Milagros Sumangil of NCIP Region IV, Ms. Maria Guadalupe Laylo of DA IV-B, Mr. Lorenzo Suarez of DILG IV-B, Ms. Minda Tuburan of DTI IV-B, & Ms. Nelmin Rose Cabotaje of DepEd IV-B to represent their agencies.
Mr. Frederich Christian S. Tan, Nutrition Officer III of NNC-MIMAROPA, presented the results of the 2012 Operation Timbang and the Revised Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos. Determined to fight malnutrition in the region, the members of the RNC agreed to converge efforts, focus and prioritize the delivery of health and nutrition related services to the top 20 municipalities in the region with the highest malnutrition prevalence rate.
Also, OIC-RNPC Blanco gave an overview on the simultaneous conduct of the 2013 Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) and Search for the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS). The MELLPI is an annual activity of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Local Government Units (LGUs) in the implementation of local nutrition programs. The RNC Chair solicited the support of each member of the Committee by allowing their respective Regional Evaluation Team member to join the said activity.
Final copies of the RNC-MIMAROPA’s Strategic Plan for 2012 – 2016 were provided to the members of the RNC during the said meeting.