NNC 13 attended the City Nutrition Committee Meeting held at the Conference Room, City Hall of Bislig last July 17, 2017. It was attended by the members of the City Council presided by Councilor Perdito Sulapas, representatives from the City Health Office, CSWD and City Nutrition Office. NOIII Leah Vina P. Vargas discussed the guidelines on Operation Timbang Plus. OPT Plus includes the height measurement aside from the weighing of children for more comprehensive assessment on their nutritional status. She gave emphasis on the important roles of the OPT team. She also shared the different activities to be conducted before, during and after the Operation Timbang plus.
The City Nutrition Council pledged to increase the funds in supplementary feeding and will work hand in hand to prioritize families with malnourished children. It is indeed, that active cooperation and functional City Nutrition Committee is very essential in ensuring that nutrition and nutrition-related services are delivered to the target beneficiaries specially to the most vulnerable groups: families with malnourished infant and young children, pregnant, lactating mothers and the elderly.
Author: NO II Panes/NO III Vargas