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PDI Nov25Butuan City- All seven municipalities in the Province of Dinagat Islands including the Provincial Nutrition Office joined in a workshop on Integrating Nutrition Programs, Projects and Activities (PPAs) in the 2022 Annual Investment Program (AIP) and Updating of the Local Nutrition Action Plans (LNAP) conducted on 24-25 November 2021 at Usher's Building, San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands.

The workshop is part of the over-all local government unit (LGU) mobilization strategy through the NNC Governing Board Resolution No. 4 signed in April 2019.

It aimed to Increase the recognition of the alarming malnutrition problem in the country its impact on children, women, families, communities, and the country as a whole. Likewise, it calls for stakeholders to invest in nutrition, and directed the critical role of LGUs in curbing the malnutrition problem, following the pandemic situation and in achieving the outcomes of Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN).

Joining the Nutrition Planning Core Team are, Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, Municipal Health Officer, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator, Budget officer and other representative from the Municipal Nutrition Committee.

As an output, the different groups present a budget estimates of the nutrition related PPAs that can be implemented in 2022. #LVPVargas