ro4 wa nutriskwela kapalayawanHonorable Mayor Michael Pangilinan inaugurated the signing-on of Nutriskwela Radyo Kapalayawan DWNH-FM 100.1 FM during the closing program of 3-day Hands-on-training on Nutriskwela Community Radio Broadcasting on October 7 – 10, 2017 at Paluan Municipal Gymnasium, Paluan, Occidental Mindoro.
The hands-on-training was attended by the members of the community radio council composed of representatives from various sectors of the municipality such as the Women’s Association, Senior Citizen’s group, Farmers group, the academe, and the local government unit of Paluan. The training was administered by MQ Media Zone Production, a media company commissioned by the National Nutrition Council to set-up community radio stations and provide capacity building for the Nutiskwela Community Radio Network Program. The trainers and facilitators were distinguished speakers in the field of radio broadcasting and journalism such as Mr. Andy Vital, a former radio broadcaster of DZRH, Mr. Louie Tabing, radio broadcaster of DZMM, Mr. Francis “Kiko” Flores and Ms. Mackay Quadra of MQ Media Zone. The National Nutrition Council was represented by Mr. Francis Erik P. Bacena, Nutrition Officer I of NNC – MiMaRoPa.

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In search for better methods to address the nutritional problems in the region, NNC MiMaRoPa officially unveiled the updated Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022 for the stakeholders of MiMaRoPa region last 24 November 2017 at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel. The event was attended by Local Chief Executives (LCEs), Nutrition Action Officers (NAOs), District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators (D/CNPCs), Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC)/Regional Technical Working Group on Nutrition (RTWG), PROMO Nutrition Communicators and other nutrition stakeholders in the region. An exhibit of the PPAN Objectives, Strategic Thrusts, and the Nutrition-Specific Programs was also unveiled during the activity.

PPAN 2017-2022 is the country’s framework for nutrition action and serves as a guide for national governments, local government units, non-government organizations, development partners and other stakeholders who want to be involved in nutrition action as it lays the targets, directions and priority actions to address malnutrition particularly stunting and wasting, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

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According to the results of the 2015 National Nutrition Survey Updating of Nutritional Status of Filipino Children and Other Population Groups conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), MiMaRoPa ranked 1st among all the regions with the highest prevalence of underweight children at 31.8%.  In addition, underweight prevalence increased from 27.6% in 2013 to 31.8% in 2015, while stunting prevalence increased from 35.8% in 2013 to 40.9% in 2015.  On the other hand, wasting prevalence is consistent at 9.7% in 2013 and 2015. 

Malnutrition is caused by multiple factors directly and indirectly affecting an individual such as the basic causes (social, economic, and political factors), underlying causes (employment, dwelling, assets, and income), and immediate causes (disease and inadequate food intake). The NNC acknowledges the fact that for nutrition interventions to become sustainable, it should not only be directed towards the immediate causes directly affecting the individual (such as direct and supplementary feedings) but also should be a multi-sectoral approach, targeting the basic, underlying, and immediate causes of malnutrition.

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22 August 2017 – To recognize the efforts of the stakeholders in the region, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) MiMaRoPa held its annual Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony at Acacia Hotel, Muntinlupa City to acknowledge the partner Local Government Units (LGUs) and agencies in improving the nutrition situation in MiMaRoPa. This awarding ceremony is the culmination of several months of Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) participated in by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) which is composed of representatives from different regional line agencies of MiMaRoPa. Along with NNC MiMaRoPa, evaluators assessed the nutrition program implementation of the nutrition committees from the provincial up to the barangay level. Deliberations for the most outstanding LGUs, Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs), Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNCs), and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) was finalized last 29 June 2017 at AurumOne Hotel, Makati City.

ro4b 2017 NM Launching

“I will eat healthier starting today!” – the participants all committed during the Regional Nutrition Month Launching in Café de Baco, Baco, Oriental Mindoro held last 04 July 2017. The Regional Launching is a kick-off activity conducted by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) MiMaRoPa to commence the 2017 Nutrition Month celebrations.

ro4b 2017 wa bns training palawan ppc

Barangay Nutrition Scholars from selected municipalities of Palawan and Puerto Princesa gave their gratitude to National Nutrition Council – MiMaRoPA for the skills and knowledge they acquired during the conduct of Training on Basic Course for Barangay Nutrition Scholars.