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1May 2-3, 2018- NNC Caraga conducted the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar Evaluation ROBNS evaluation in the local government of Agusan del Norte and Surigao City last May 2-3, 2018. This evaluation is conducted annually to measure the performance of the BNS and recognize those with exemplary performance in the delivery of basic nutrition and nutrition-related services in her barangay. The mechanics of the evaluation shall consist of desk review of Barangay Nutrition Documents, assessment in the performance and accomplishment reports of the BNS and validation of 0-59 months nutritional status through weighing of children.

In the local government of Agusan del Norte the BNS contender was Miraflor C. Calacat from Barangay Mahayahay, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. Initial findings were noted during the evaluation. Tools in determining then nutritional status such as weighing scale, nutrition forms, growth charts and CGS tables were available and properly filed. The nutrition-related projects initiated are as follows: Nutrition Education: Family Development Session, ICFP- Integrated Community Food Production and Communal garden were implemented. Tilapia Fish and Carpa Raisings and Peanut Production were among the livelihood programs implemented. The documents were also properly filed, updated and documented.

In the local government of Surigao City, the ROBNS contender was Reygie U. Luayon from barangay San Isidro. The RNET commended the presence of their barangay nutrition committee as well as the livelihood programs implemented in their barangay such as Culture of Lobsters, Bigasan for Women’s organization (SLP), Fisherfolk and seafoods production.

 

Author: Karlyn Rose B. Panes, RND


ROBNSThe annual search for Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS) for the evaluation period Calendar Year 2017 is conducted by National Nutrition Council- Caraga together with the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) headed by Ms. Melinda Lagua from DILG. The first wave of the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS) evaluation started on April 4, 2018.It aims to measure the performance of the BNS and recognize those with exemplary performance in the delivery of basic nutrition and nutrition-related services in her barangay which contributed to the improvement of the nutritional status of its constituents.

The mechanics of the evaluation shall consist of desk review of Barangay Nutrition Documents and validation of 0-59 months nutritional status through weighing of children to determine the changes in their weight that leads to the improvement of their nutritional status specifically of underweight children. The RNET is also looking forward for the assessment of skills of BNS in coordinating the Barangay Nutrition Program to various sectors at the grassroots level, efficiency in the delivery of nutrition services, initiatives in resource generation activities, innovativeness, nutrition assessment, maintenance of updated records and timeliness of submission of nutrition reports, among others. Monitoring and Evaluation on Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) was also conducted to assess the efficiency and effectiveness in the management of nutrition programs anchored on the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022. Feedbacking was held to advocate for the support on the nutrition program and PPAN among the members of the barangay nutrition committee. The RNET had already visited the OBNS contenders from Talacogon Agusan del Sur, Baan Km3, Butuan City, Bayugan City, Barangay Zone-II Lanuza, Surigao del Sur and Bangong-Lungsod Tandag City. OBNS from Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Province of Dinagat Island and Cabadbaran City are still to be evaluated. They will also undergo a written examination in Butuan City through a prescribed BNS questionnaire from NNC-Central Office which will be administered by the evaluators.

 

Author: Karlyn Rose B. Panes, RND

27591792 2036672266616067 1475456392 nJanuary 19, 2018- The National Nutrition Council Caraga provided technical assistance as resource speakers during the Nutrition Program Management Training and Operation Timbang Plus held at the Liga Session Hall of Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte. Local Government Mobilization as one of the strategies of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022 includes capacity building of local government units to plan, implement, monitor and coordinate their nutrition program effectively.The training helped the participants to understand the basic concepts of food and nutrition, advancing core values and skills of nutrition workers, roles and functions of the barangay nutrition committee, phases of nutrition program management, proper weight and height measurement and PPAN 2017-2022. It also helped the participants to identify ways of improving local nutrition program management.The participants were also oriented on the Operation Timbang Plus (OPT) plus which includes the height measurement aside from the weighing of children to obtain a more comprehensive assessment on their nutritional status. District Nutrition Program Coordinator Marissa A. Solloso emphasized the important roles of the OPT team. She also shared the legal mandates of the barangay nutrition program.

The municipal mayor of Gigaquit Elvira A. Egay commended everybody for their presence ad active participation during the training. Finally, she emphasized on the actions to be taken for an efficient and effective management of their local nutrition program.

 

Author: NO II Karlyn Rose B. Panes

NSOA1February 14, 2018- The National Nutrition Council Caraga in collaboration with Agusan del Sur Provincial Government and DXDA conducted the Nutrition-School-on-the-Air (NSOA) of 10 Kumainment Commencement Exercise for the 15 NSOA students from the Residential Treatment and Rehab Center (RTRC), Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. With its aim to promote and educate barely reached places on the importance of good nutrition and the importance of healthy lifestyle in the physical well-being of an individual. A collaborative effort through Agusan del Sur Provincial Government and media partner, DXDA Radyo Agusan 92.7 Agusan del Sur radio program was aired and targeted the listeners of the radio stations. The Nutrition School On the Air (NSOA) is a nutrition promotion module developed by the National Nutrition Council followed by the implementing stations to create public awareness and adopt good nutrition. It has 12 sessions on 10 kumainments which encompasses the localized and popularized version of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos. Quizzes were done after every episode to determine the learnings of the students and in the end, a graduation was scheduled.

The Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Laniebelle T. Angchangco shared an inspirational message and was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm of the participants on the NSOA. She is also thankful for the support given by the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur. NO III Leah Vina P. Vargas RN MN extends her appreciation and gratitude to the local media partners, and as well as the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur in bringing much effort to the NSOA.

At the end of the program the participants were able to receive certificate of completion for actively participated in the NSOA modules. They also shared their learning experiences and appreciation on NSOA. It is indeed that NSOA provides every individual an equal opportunity to educate, participate and advocate their learnings towards good nutrition.

 

 

Author: NO II Karlyn Rose B. Panes

 

 

27537720 10157440155224466 329826422 oJanuary 30, 2018, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur- NNC Caraga, joined the celebration of DXCN FM 107.3 MHz – Radyo Kaagapay’s 8th Founding Anniversary, held at the Municipal Hall of Sibagat. The Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program is a project of the National Nutrition Council to address the problem of hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines through the use of radio, the most available form of mass media.

The celebration started with a motorcade around the municipality, participated by the members of the LGU, Sibagat Nutrition Committee, Senior Citizens and the general public. The Chairman of the Community Radio Council, Mr. Alberto P. Latras gave the welcome address. NNC Caraga’s Nutrition Officer III Leah Vina P. Vargas gave her message of gratitude to the LGU of Sibagat and the Community Radio Council for their continuous support and effort in giving information to the public about health, nutrition and the overall progress of Sibagat. Trivia questions about nutrition were asked by MNAO Evelyn Mondia, and prizes were given to the participants.

One way of showing their appreciation to their avid listeners, Radyo Kaagapay and LGU Sibagat, gave out Shirts, AC/DC Radios and umbrellas to the lucky participants of their LGU, Senior Citizens and general public. Closing remarks was given by Radyo Kaagapay’s Station Manager, Mr. Zosimo Chinedo, thanking all of the participants for joining the celebration.

 

Author: NO I Atienza

Feb20articleJanuary 24, 2018- The local government of Bayugan City conducted a Joint Meeting on the Prime Movers of Nutrition last January 24, 2018 held at the Lope A. Asis Gymnasium, Bayugan City. Local nutrition workers are among the movers in nutrition program in which they coordinate in planning, implementation and monitoring of local nutrition activities. The joint meeting was attended by almost 100 participants from the members of the local nutrition committee, partners of nutrition and representatives from non-government organizations.
NNC Caraga together with the Provincial Nutrition Action Officer of Agusan del Sur Ms. Laniebelle T. Angchangco attended as resource speakers during the meeting. City Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Ana Jane Garcia presented the 2017 Nutrition Accomplishment of Bayugan City. NNC Caraga NO III Leah Vina P. Vargas RN MN presented the nutrition updates and PPAN 2017-2022. She also acknowledged the active participation of the local nutrition committee and nutrition partners and further added that the continuous support of the barangay nutrition committee to nutrition program is very essential for the barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) to effectively perform their tasks. PNAO Ms. Laniebelle T. Angchangco discussed the important roles and functions of the local nutrition committee and challenged them to apply their learnings and skills on managing their nutrition programs. The meeting also provided a venue for the members of the local nutrition committee and barangay nutrition scholars to exchange effective and relevant strategies in implementing nutrition interventions in their areas.

Bayugan City is vying for the 1st year Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) maintenance after being the Green Banner Awardee for three consecutive years.

 

Author: NO II Karlyn Rose B. Panes