May 17, 2018– The National Nutrition Council Caraga Region conducted the examination for the Search of Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (OBNS) last May 17, 2018 at Butuan Grand Palace Hotel. The program started with an opening prayer followed by the welcome remarks and OBNS examination guidelines and instructions given by NOIII Ms. Leah Vina P. Vargas RN MN.
Mr. Elmer Natad, DTI representative, member of the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team was the proctor of the examination. Barangay Nutrition Scholars who took the examination were Maria Fe Rosalida from Barangay Maygatasan Bayugan City, Datchie Pamad from Zone II Surigao del Sur, Soledad B. Garcia from Barangay Baan Km 3 Butuan City, Imelda M. Morales from Barangay San Nicolas Talacogon- Agusan del Sur, Madelyn Lambatan from Barangay Bayabas Cabadbaran City, Miraflor Calacat from Barangay Mahayahay, Reygie Luayon from San Isidro Surigao City, Pepenia Correos from barangay Bag-ong Lungsod, Tandag City and Dorothy Joy Cadiz from barangay Pamosaingan Surigao del Norte.
The search for ROBNS is conducted yearly to identify Barangay Nutrition Scholar who has exemplary performance in coordinating and implementing the Barangay Nutrition Program which contributed to the improvement of the nutritional status of its constituents particularly the vulnerable groups like preschool children, school children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. At the regional level, the first ranking Barangay Nutrition Scholar with final rating of 90% and higher shall be declared Regional Outstanding BNS and shall be given Certificates of Recognition and cash award.
Author: Karlyn Rose B. Panes, RND