SDS NAOsPIR2021Tandag City- Members of the Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) of the Province of Surigao del Sur and the Nutrition action officers (NAOs) from the different municipalities of the province attended the Program Implementation Review (PIR) on 25 November 2021 at Shacene Hotel and Restaurant, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

The PIR integrated the different programs, projects and activities implemented in 2021 with strategies and innovations employed in compliance with the COVID-19 health protocols.

Unlike in 2019, the Province has been very mobile to different municipalities of the province to provide capacity trainings and seminars to nutrition workers and Local Nutrition Committees However, despite the threat of the pandemic, the Province posted a sustained decrease in malnutrition prevalence.

In her presentation, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) Ms. Ermelinda C. Ascarez shared that the malnutrition prevalence (underweight) significantly declined from 6.76% in 2020 to 3.96% in 2021.

The sustained declined of malnutrition since 2018 is attributed to the strong support of the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur through its project, the distribution of nutripacks to the different municipalities in the province has provided a big contribution mentioned by PNAO Ascarez.

Tandag CBATF2021TANDAG City- In a meeting conducted on Thursday, 25 November 2021, the City Bantay Asin Task Force (CBATF) in Tandag with the City Health Office focal person and City Sanitary Inspector, Marilyn Quezon shared its plan for 2022 after being challenged by covid-19 pandemic.

The team in coordination with the City Nutrition Office of Tandag lined up activities in 2022 to include regular monitoring using the WYD machine for iodine testing, barangayan advocacy, forum on handling, storage and safety among retailers and store owners and distribution of iodized salt among households and other advocacy campaigns.

CBATF is Chaired by Tandag City Mayor Roxanne C. Pimentel with the City Health Office, Ms. Marilyn Quezon, Sanitary Inspector as the Focal Person, and including representatives from the City Nutrition Office, Business Processing and Licensing Office, City Tourism Office, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Market Supervisor, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tandag City Hotel and Restaurant Association (TaCHARA), Department of Education Tandag City Division, City Police Station and the 21 Barangays of the City.

NSOA Grad Prosperidad2021Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur- A radio station DXGP 89.7 FM owned and managed by the provincial government of Agusan del Sur in partnership with the National Nutrition Council Caraga produced twelve (12) Nutrition-School-on-the-Air (NSOA) graduates on 23 November at the Hygeia IntegraMeds Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad in this province. 

The NSOA is a nutrition promotion module focused on the advocacy of the 10 Kumainments developed by the National Nutrition Council to create public awareness and adopt good nutrition among enrolled participants and listeners.

It has 12 sessions of which every episode delivered a validation exercise and is forwarded through short message service (sms) or text message. The session emphasizes the importance of the kumainments being aired on that day.

Ms. Chardie Mae C. Sumalo, 8 months pregnant mother participant thanked the program as the topics enhanced her learning in providing the best in a child during the first 1,000 days of the child’s life.

Nov27 ADS Idol ko WSProsperidad, Agusan del Sur- National Nutrition Council Caraga facilitated a training of trainers that involves developing competencies on facilitating conduct of mothers’ classes using the Idol ko si Nanay Facilitator’s Guide on the First 1000 days conducted on 24-26 November 2021 at Sarnimian Inland Resort Corp, Poblacion, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Participated in by twenty-five (25) nutrition advocates, the three (3) day training focuses on capacitating pool of trainers who in turn will lead in the roll-out of trainings in the selected barangays of the program in the Province of Agusan del Sur.

Using the Idol ko si Nanay Facilitator’s Guide on the First 1000 days, the attendees took their parts in participating the 25 sessions of the module focusing on the following sub topics; (1) Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in the First 1000 Days: Basic Concepts, Components, Legal Mandates and F1K Program; (2) Pre-pregnancy; (3) Pregnancy; (4) Post-partum; (5) Newborn; (6) Infant; (7) Young child; (8) Early child learning; (9) Child Protection and Child Rights; and (10) Closing and graduation activity.

LNEWS Nov23 San FranciscoProsperidad, Agusan del Sur- Mayor and Chairperson of the Local Nutrition Committee in the Municipality of San Francisco, Hon. Solomon T. Rufila together with the National Nutrition Council Caraga Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo signed in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the renewal of the Local Nutrition in Early Warning System (LNEWS) on 23 November 2021 at the Mayor’s Office, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

The MOA renewal of the LNEWS in the Municipality of San Francisco is NNC’s commitment to assist and capacitate the local government unit to determine the food nutrition insecurity in the area.

Focusing in five (5) sentinel barangays, the LNEWS in the municipality started way back 2015. With the created Technical Working Group (TWG), the team every quarter integrates the primary data and secondary information necessary to provide basic analysis of food insecurity.

In the MOA, NNC will continue to provide technical assistance to the LGU in coming out quarterly data on food insecurity using a MS excel-database management system.

CNAC TandagNov252021TANDAG City- The City Government of Tandag through the leadership of Mayor Roxanne C. Pimentel lauded nutrition performers and champions in nutrition program implementation during the 2021 City Nutrition Awarding Ceremony: Adlaw Pasalamat held on 25 November 2021 at Shacene Grand Ballroom, Shacene Pension House and Restaurant, Barangay Mabua, Tandag City.

The annual CNAC of the City of Tandag in Surigao del Sur recognized the 21 Barangay Nutrition Committees together with their Barangay Nutrition Scholars in elevating the state of nutrition through the implementation of the different strategies and innovative programs, projects and activities.

Worthy to mention are the top performing barangays who exhibited exemplary performance in nutrition program management during the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI), listed from top down to fifth performers are barangay: (1) Maticdum; (2) Quezon; (3) San Isidro; (4) San Jose; and (5) Dagocdoc.

Ms. Robelyn C. Galela is the City Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar and regional contender for the Regional OBNS who received a plaque and a cash prize worth of Php10,000.00.

The City Nutrition Office, likewise, commended the different stakeholders and partners in their unwavering role in sustaining the nutrition related programs in the City.