The National Nutrition Council Caraga implemented the first Nutrition-School-on-the-Air (NSOA) of 10 Kumainment in the region last October 2017, Agusan del Sur was the recipient of the 10 Kumainment NSOA as one of the priority provinces of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022. Through the DXDA Radyo Agusan 92.7 and nutriskwela station Radyo Kaagapay 107.3 fm of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur the radio program was aired and targeted the listeners of the radio stations. The NSOA has 12 sessions about the 10 kumainments, the localized and popularized version of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos. The listeners will learn a lot about good nutrition and healthy lifestyle. It has a module which was followed by the implementing stations.
The 10 Kumainment NSOA like a school, it has components of teachers, students and quizzes. The program anchors are considered as the teachers and the listeners as the students. The quizzes were done after every episode to determine the learnings of the students and in the end, a graduation was scheduled.
The NNC staff held a program last January 4, 2018 in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur for the NSOA Commencement Exercise. There were 40 listeners of Radyo Kaagapay graduated and 60 from DXDA Radyo Agusan 92.7, there were graduting NSOA students as young as 13 years old and as old as 75 years old. Mayor Maria Liza Evangelista of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur graced the event. She also gave an inspirational message on how important good nutrition as early as the first 1000 days of life and she’s a proud breastfeeding mother and advocate. The students also share their experiences, learnings and also appreciation on NSOA.
NNC Caraga together with Agusan del Sur Provincial Government and DXDA, another schedule of graduation was set for the 16 NSOA students from Agusan del Sur Residential Treatment and Rehab Center, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.##LVPV