Buenavista 20 JulyButuan City- In order to sustain reduced malnutrition prevalence, the Municipality of Buenavista, Agusan del Norte promised that nutrition activities will be refurbished so that nutrition awards will be once again be reclaimed, said by Sangguniang Bayan Ronilyn S. Borja during her closing message in Celebration of Nutrition Month on 20 July 2022 in this town.

Mayor Joselito T. Roble was ably represented by Mr. Andrew Roble, the Municipal Administrator, extended support to the celebration of Nutrition Month. The good Administrator, announced that an increase of honorarium will be provided to barangay nutrition scholars, the inclusion of nutrition programs, projects and activities in the plan and will work for the nutrition office with manpower.

Dr. Ramises L. Casals shared that health is wealth and that investing in good nutrition is important.

NDRM NNCBUTUAN CITY - The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Caraga receives a Certificate of Commendation from the Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) with its chair agency, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga, during the National Disaster Resilience Month 2022 Culmination Program and Regional Awarding of Gawad KALASAG Seal for Local DRRM Councils/Offices and Special Awards for Organizations and Conferment of Recognition to Partner-Stakeholders on July 29, 2022 held at the Main Atrium of OCD Caraga Building / Government Command and Control Center (GCCC), Camp Romualdo C Rubi (P), Bancasi, Butuan City.

In the photo, from left to right, is [1] DOST Caraga Regional Director and RDRRMC Vice-Chairperson for Prevention and Mitigation Engr. Noel M. Ajoc, [2] DILG Caraga Asst. Regional Director Engr. Donald A. Seronay representing DILG Caraga Regional Director and RDRRMC Vice-Chairperson for Disaster Preparedness Dir. Lilibeth A. Famacion, CESO III, [3] OCD Caraga DRRMD Chief Lorene Catedral representing OCD Caraga Regional Director and Chairperson of Caraga RDRRMC Dir. Liza R. Mazo, [4] NNC Caraga DMO II Raphael P. Ochavo, [5] DSWD Caraga Regional Director and RDRRMC Vice-Chairperson for Disaster Response Dir. Ramel F. Jamen and [6] Paul Edward B. Castillo, NEDA Caraga Supervising Economic Development Specialist, representing NEDA Caraga Regional Director and Vice-Chairperson for Rehabilitation and Recovery Dir. Prescilla R. Sonido, CESO III. 

BNS votes increaseButuan City –The Caraga Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars convened its Assembly and agreed for membership due increase on 14 July 2022 at Watergate Hotel, Butuan City.

The hot issue came after the financial status was revealed and the activities of the Federation cannot be sustained, said Federation President Mary B. Lomoljo.

At the moment, the Federation treasurer reported less than sixty thousand money on hand and a minimal contribution is being received.

From current five pesos per month, the BNS will remit ten pesos a month or 120 pesos a year.

The amount collected will be used for the operationalization of the Federation, including the proposed welfare benefits which will be put into resolution later.

Claver July 2022Butuan City – The National Nutrition Council Caraga with the leadership of OIC-Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator (RNPC) Dr. Niṅo Archie S. Labordo facilitated the conduct of Nutrition Integration in the 2023 Annual Investment Program (AIP) and Barangay Nutrition Action Plan (BNAP) updating of LGU Claver last July 6-8, 2022 at G-Anns Dinner, Claver, Surigao Del Norte. 

The 3-day planning workshop with the aim of integrating nutrition program, projects, and activities in the municipality and barangay level. 

The workshop was attended by the Municipal Nutrition Committee headed by their chairperson, Mayor Georgia Gokiangkee. 

Mayor Gokiangkee together with their MNC members will strengthen their nutrition and food security and related programs to ensure the health and nutrition of Clavernon specially of their children. 

BNS NM talk 2022Butuan City- After two years of being on mobility restrictions, barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) across Caraga region convened for its Regional Conference on 14 July at Watergate Hotel, Butuan City.

“Nakaka-refresh, nakakabuhay sa aming mga BNSs”, the conference is refreshing and uplifting to us BNSs, said BNS Arcelie Lamay of Surigao City.

The one-day Conference provided technical inputs on the Nutrition Month theme, “New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon”.

Nutrition Officer II Leah Vina Vargas shared the topic on Good nutrition sa New Normal na Sitwasyon. She explained that pandemic has made a huge impact to nutrition and that we need to adopt to strategies on how to become healthy and well-nourished.

NM Webinar July 18 2022Butuan City- Life-saving interventions, particularly for children, was the main discussion during the Healthy Forum in the New Normal, a Webinar spearheaded by the National Nutrition Council Caraga on 18 July 2022 via Zoom Conferencing in celebration of the Nutrition Month (NM).

Nutritionist Dietitian, Ms. Shorea Lyn Awa of the Provincial DOH of Agusan del Norte talked about the importance of breastfeeding and COVID 19.

Ms. Awa emphasized that the best food with a full package of nutrients is found in the mother’s breast.

Breastmilk is always clean, covers all the baby’s needs for the first 6 months and promotes adequate growth and development, Ms. Awa added.