NPM training-minThe Local Government Unit of San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur conducted a training on Nutrition Program Management held at the Municipal Evacuation Center of Barangay-IV, San Francisco on September 5-6, 2017. It was attended by 86 participants from the members of barangay nutrition committees of the municipalities and barangay nutrition scholars. The training on Nutrition Program Management will guide the nutrition committees and BNSs on how to effectively plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, evaluate and sustain nutrition programs, in the context of the overall local governance and development system. Barangay Nutrition Action Plan (BNAP) is one of the outputs to be produced by the participants, which is very essential in their implementation of nutrition programs.

Municipal mayor Jenny D. De Asis welcomed the participants in the two-day training with the invited resource speakers from the NNC Caraga Regional Office and Agusan del Sur Provincial Nutrition Office. Concepts in Food and Nutrition, Phases of Nutrition Program Management and its integration to the local governance and Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022 were some of the topics discussed.  The two-day training strengthened the roles and commitment of the Barangay Nutrition Committees. Throughout the training the participants showed their eagerness to learn in combating malnutrition. At the end of the training, the barangay nutrition committee chairperson received seedlings from the Municipal Nutrition Office.

The municipality of San Francisco has received the Regional Green Banner Award for the Municipal Level for 2 consecutive years (2014-215). This year, they are vying for the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner on Nutrition (CROWN) Award, this award is given to LGUs who received green banner awards for 3 successive years. We wish you, San Francisco good luck!


Author: NO II Panes/NO III Vargas