ro4b 2017 NM Launching Establishment Visit

As a final activity in the 2017 Regional Nutrition Month Launching in Baco, Oriental Mindoro last 04 July 2017, the nutrition advocates who participated in the event visited food establishments to validate if they are offering healthy menu options in line with this year’s nutrition month theme “Healthy diet, gawing habit – FOR LIFE!”

ro4b 2017 wa nm photo competition

As part of NNC-MIMAROPA’s Nutrition Month Celebration, a Digital Photo Competition is organized which aims to depict the theme of the 2017 Nutrition Month, “Healthy diet, gawing habit - FOR LIFE!”. The competition was announced during the 2017 Regional Nutrition Month Launch held last July 4, 2017 held at Café de Baco, Baco, Oriental Mindoro.

ro4b 2017 rncs ppan 2017 2022 adoptionApril 7, 2017 – The Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) of MiMaRoPa echoed the call for urgent action to address the malnutrition problems in the region through the approval of RNC Resolution No. 1, Series 2017, a resolution for the adoption of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022.

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 in the country 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.

ro4b 2017 cebu technical exchange

With the aim of continuously strengthening and intensifying the nutrition promotion and advocacy in the region, the regional media groups of Region IV, PROMO Nutri Com* and CNN 4-A* participated in a technical exchange and planning workshop with MIND7*, the regional media group of Central Visayas, last May 26-27, 2017 at Diamond Suites and Residences, Cebu City.

The activity aimed to exchange information on the best practices, strategies, approaches, projects, and initiatives conducted by the media groups in their respective areas which contributed knowledge to the initial planning for the local media campaign in Region IV, tackled during the respective local media group meeting conducted after the technical exchange.

ro4b 2017 PROMO Nutri Com in RONDA1s Planning Workshop

Representatives of PROMO Nutri Com shared some of the best strategies and good practices, projects and initiatives of the group in the recent Planning Workshop and Team Building of RONDA-I at Skylight Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan held March 23, 2017.

RONDA-I (Regional Organization of Nutrition Development Advocates, Inc.) and PROMO Nutri Com (Palawan Romblon Oriental Mindoro Marinduque Occidental Mindoro Nutrition Communicators) are the local media groups of Region 1 and MiMaRoPa Region, respectively. This activity is in line with the continuous aim to improve the services being offered by the local media groups in their respective regions and advocacy activities for the betterment of the nutrition situation in region. Through this activity, RONDA-I aims to plan their local media activities for 2017-2018 and to observe and learn new strategies, approaches and good practices PROMO Nutri Com as basis in strengthening and intensifying the nutrition promotion and advocacy in Region I.

ro4b 2017 bns federation oath of office

Director Eduardo Janairo, Chair of the Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) and Regional Director of the Department of Health MiMaRoPa, and Officer-in-Charge of NNC MiMaRoPa Carina Santiago officiated the Panunumpa sa Katungkulan (Oath of Office) of the new set of officers of Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Federation of Region IV-B last May 23, 2017 at The A.Venue Hotel, Makati City. The newly-elected officers committed to fulfil their respective roles in the organization towards enjoining BNSs from the different provinces of MiMaRoPa to achieve the goal of alleviating hunger and malnutrition in the region.