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The members of the National Evaluation Team (NET) headed by Ms. Hygiea Ceres Gawe of NNC together with Ms. Annalee Rebendido, Mr. Daniel Salunga and Mr. Michael Padlan from NEDA conducted monitoring and evaluation of local level plan implementation (MELLPI) on nutrition program of the province of Agusan del Sur on August 14-18, 2017. The NNC Caraga technical staff assisted the NET during the evaluation. The team was welcomed by the members of the Provincial Nutrition Committee and Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Laniebelle T. Angchangco. Being the Green Banner Awardee for three (3) consecutive years and awarded with the 1st year Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) award in 2016 by the National Nutrition Council, Agusan del Sur is now vying for their 2nd Year CROWN Maintenance Award. To be awarded with the 2nd year Crown Maintenance Award, a local government unit (LGU) should have reached a score of 95% based on the National Evaluation Team.
 
 
Four randomly selected barangays from the municipalities of San Luis and San Francisco and 3 barangays from the municipality of Rosario were visited as part of the evaluation. Validation weighing was conducted as the team weighed 10% of the total pre-school children in each barangay prioritizing the nutritional status of underweight, severely underweight and overweight pre-school children. Desk review and interview with the Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNCs) were also done to assess and evaluate their nutrition program implementation. The National Evaluation Team (NET) also visited project sites to validate the projects and programs implemented.
 
 
The feedbacking was held on the last day, August 18, 2017 at the FDAI Compound Hygiea Government Center, Patin-ay Agusan del Sur. It was attended by the Provincial, municipal and barangay nutrition committees. The members of the NET presented their initial findings and the action points that should be taken to address the nutrition situation present in their locality. They also commended the strong support of the provincial nutrition committee under the leadership of Governor Adolf Edward Plaza. Recommendations were cited to enhance the performance of the Municipal Nutrition Committees as well as the Barangay Nutrition Committees in the implementation of Nutrition Programs and Projects.