2019 Nutrition Caravan

4 July 2019 - The PROMO NutriCom (Palawan, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and Occidental Mindoro Nutrition Communicators) held a Nutrition Media Caravan for Marinduque with the assistance of National Nutrition Council (NNC) MIMAROPA. It was held on 4th of July 2019 at Provincial Convention Center in Mogpog, Marinduque.

Ms. Carina Z. Santiago, OIC-Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of NNC MiMaRoPa, welcomed everyone and formally opened the activity.  She gave an overview of the past Nutrition Caravan and stakeholders’ forum. The objective of this forum is to create awareness on the effective involvement and combined efforts of local government units, and other stakeholders.

President Voltaire Dequina, Information Center Manager of Philippine Information Agency in Occidental Mindoro, shared the mission of PROMO Nutri Com to “Free MiMaRoPa from hunger and malnutrition through information power”. Part of the Nutrition Caravan is to give understanding and investing on Nutrition which was presented by Edzell M. Arcinue, Nutrition Officer III. Mr. Arcinue explained the importance and impact of proper nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child as it affects the full development of potential of the future generation.

The Memorandum Circular No. 2018-42 was presented by Ms. Lea Marte, DILG Marinduque Representative, which is a national policy on adoption and implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022 at all local government units.

The nutrition situation and nutrition program of Marinduque were also highlighted and conferred by the PNAO of the Province of Marinduque, Ms. Rubi C. Apiag. Similarly, Dr. Edzel L. Muhi, the MNAO of Mogpog, Marinduque, mentioned and shared the best practices and nutrition programs that they implemented. Dr. Muhi shared that integration of all health and nutrition programs are vital in achieving positive results to the overall health of the people.

Lastly, the Provincial Nutrition Committee, League of Municipalities of the Philippines – Marinduque Chapter and the MNAOs of Marinduque had declared their commitment and support for nutrition programs in front of all participants of Nutrition Media Caravan for Marinduque.

The caravan aims to provide over all support to the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 and tap local communication talents and skills to develop persuasive communication programs and projects toward creating positive behavioral changes to free communities from hunger and malnutrition. This is the 7th Nutrition Caravan since 2013. - AVETPatriarca

2019 NM Article

3 July 2019 – 2019 MIMAROPA Nutrition Month celebration was launched in partnership with the Provincial Government of Marinduque and the Municipality of Mogpog last July 3, at the Mogpog Municipal Covered Court. This year’s theme was “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo…Push natin ‘to!” which aims to promote awareness on the importance of healthy diet and physical activity.

The event started with simultaneous Fun Walk and Fun Bike around the town of Mogpog participated by nutrition advocates and bike enthusiasts in coordination with PNP – Mogpog and Emergency Rescue Team of Marinduque.

Following the welcome remarks by Hon. Augusto Leo M. Livelo, Mogpog Municipal Mayor, Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco Jr., Governor of Marinduque, also welcomed the participants and guests, and expressed his gratefulness for choosing Mogpog, Marinduque as the venue for the Regional Launching of Nutrition Month. In his message, he shared the importance of nutrition on the health of every individual and to the community. The event was also attended by Buenavista Mayor Nancy C. Madrigal and Torrijos Mayor Lorna Q. Velasco who both expressed support to nutrition programs in their respective municipalities. Ms. Carina Santiago formally opened the event, and discussed the three (3) key messages of 2019 Nutrition Month – 1. Have at least one (1) hour of physical activity everyday; 2. Limit screen time to two (2) hours or less per day; and 3. Eat the three (3) food groups –Go, Grow, and Glow-everyday.

Mr. Edzell Arcinue, Nutrition Officer III – NNC MIMAROPA, emphasized the importance of having a physical activity on a daily routine and the benefits it provides to an individual. Also, he explained how an individual can achieve a healthy body through proper food choices. Mr. Ace Patriarca, Nutrition Officer I – NNC MIMAROPA showed how we can incorporate physical activity in our daily lives. Subsequently, NutriQuiz was held to measure the participants’ attentiveness to the lecture. Winners received exciting prizes from NNC MIMAROPA.

The program was capped off with a Zumba Dance Exercise as a response to one of the key messages of this year’s theme which is to increase the physical activity and to reduce the sedentary lifestyle of individuals and families, which was enjoyed by all of the attendees.

Around 400 participants joined the regional launching of Nutrition month composed of representatives from NNC MIMAROPA led by OIC-Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Ms. Carina Z. Santiago, Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) on Nutrition, Nutrition Action Officers’ Association of the Philippines - MIMAROPA (NAOPA-MIMAROPA), District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators’ Association of the Philippines - MIMAROPA (DCNPCAP-MIMAROPA), Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars in Region IV-B (FBNS IV-B), and the Palawan, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Occidental Mindoro Nutrition Communicators (PROMO Nutri Com), the Barangay Nutrition Scholars of all the six (6) municipalities of Marinduque, and local chief executives of Marinduque led by Honorable Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr.

Nutrition Month is celebrated every month of July as per mandate by P.D. 491 or Nutrition Act of the Philippines to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition. - BLVMEstrella

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Calapan City, 11 July 2018 – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) MiMaRoPa in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Calapan City officially launched this year’s nutrition month with the theme “Ugaliing magtanim, sapat na nutrisyon aanihin!” through the conduct of the 2018 MiMaRoPa Regional Nutrition Month Launching on 11 July 2018 at Brgy. Suqui, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

This year’s nutrition month theme focuses on food gardening, specifically backyard food gardening which aims to ensure food security at the household level. The primary characteristics of a food garden are the following: a combination of trees and many types of crops and small animals, near or around the home (or workplace, school, and facilities), a small area, and provides supplemental food for the family.

FEPB Article on F1K

25 March 2019 – NNC MIMAROPA completed the social preparation activities for the implementation of the Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1,000 Days of Life (ECCD-F1K) Program for the province of Occidental Mindoro and its 11 municipalities.

Orientation meetings with the local chief executives as well as with members of the Provincial and Municipal Nutrition Committees of Abra de Ilog, Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, Magsaysay, Mamburao, Paluan, Rizal, Sablayan, San Jose and Santa Cruz were done.

MiMaRoPa 2018 MELLPI Deliberations

11 June 2018, Makati City - Along its mandate to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN), the National Nutrition Council (NNC) – MiMaRoPa along with partner agencies conducted the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) in the five (5) provinces and one (1) city in the region from April to June 2018. The interagency Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) also evaluated the performance of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs), and as a regional initiative, the outstanding Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNCs) and outstanding Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs).

Two (2) RNET Deliberation Meetings were held this year, on 24 May 2018 for the Search for Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS); and on 11 June 2018 for the Green Banner Awards, Search for Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC) and Search for Outstanding Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO).

Members of the Regional Nutrition Committee reviewing the contents of RPAN 2019-2022

21 January 2019 – The first meeting of the MIMAROPA Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC), series 2019 held at the Soleste Suites in Quezon City approved the MIMAROPA Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition (RPAN) 2019-2022 through RNC Resolution No. 1, s. 2019 "Approving and Adopting the Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022”. The meeting was presided by RNC Chair Dr. Mario Baquilod, Regional Director of DOH MIMAROPA. OIC-Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of National Nutrition Council (NNC) MIMAROPA, Ms. Carina Santiago, Regional Director of DBM MIMAROPA, Ms. Maria Angelita Cells, together with the other representatives of regional line agencies (BFAR, TESDA, DA, DENR, POPCOM, PIA, DSWD, NEDA, DTI, DAR, DOST, DILG, NCIP, DepEd).