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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.

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.

Healthy Ageing Nov24BUTUAN City – To promote quality life among older persons, the National Nutrition Council – Caraga conducted a Webinar on Nutrition and Healthy Aging for Older Adults on November 22, 2021 via Zoom Conferencing.

Joined in by the Senior Citizen Associations, Provincial and City Nutrition Offices across the region, faculty members and students and by the nutrition advocates the webinar reverted caring capacity among elderly population.

Prof. Wilmar Jun O. Elopre a Faculty, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Human Ecology, Central Mindanao University discussed the topic on Nutrition Requirements of Older Adults which poured more consciousness among the audience. On the other hand, Pinggang Pinoy for Older Adults and Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) discussed by Ms. Lovely Grace Dagupan – Camancho of the Department of Health –Caraga, Center for Health Development, she reminded the audience to eat according to the recommended daily intake of age group in particular the aged population. Meanwhile, City Nutrition Action Officer (CNAO) of Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur emphasized the topic on Healthy Lifestyle among Older Adults.

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.

RBATF Nov22BUTUAN City – In a meeting conducted on 17 November 2021, the National Nutrition Council Caraga pushed for the creation of the local Bantay Asin Task Force in order to strengthens the implementation of the ASIN Law.

The discussion happened during the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force at Almont Inland Resort where around fifteen (15) of its members attended.

In his welcome message, OIC NPC Dr. Nino Archie Labordo shared that the functions of the Task Force are relevant in making the nutrition landscape of Caraga a better one. He includes to cite the role to monitor the progress and assess the overall implementation of RA 8172.

Republic Act No. 8172 or the “An Act Promoting Salt Iodization Nationwide and For Related Purposes” also known as the ASIN Law that was enacted in 1995 requires iodization of all food-grade salt for human and animal consumption.

Currently, the members of the RBATF in Caraga is joined in by representatives of the different provincial and city units. However, with the National Salt Iodization Program guidelines, the Regional BTAF shall now be composed of representatives similarly coming from the Technical Working Group- National Salt Iodization Program (TWG-NSIP) member-agencies at the national level.

The RBATF agreed to support creation of local BTAF who will coordinate and coordinate on the implementation of the ASIN law at the local level.

The implementation of the ASIN law is guided by the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition that reinforces the advocacy in battling the problem on micronutrient deficiencies. # ASAtienza/NASLabordo

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.