Reg. 9 NAOs18 February 2016 the National Nutrition Council Regional Office 9 headed by Nutrition Program Coordinator Maria del Pilar Pamela R. Tarroza held the first semester Regional Meeting of the Nutrition Action Officers (NAOs) in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. The meeting served as venue for the NAOs to have a look at the nutrition situation of children through a review of the 2015 OPT results; discuss the accomplishments of the  past year; be briefed on the Scaling-Up Nutrition in the Philippines  and be informed of the directions and nutrition interventions to prioritize in order to contribute in achieving development goals for children.

Other items discussed were the submission of reports on nutrition interventionsimplementation, functionality of Local Nutrition Committees, Local Nutrition Action Plan Formulation. The concerns of the Nutrition Action officers particularly on acquiring the prescribed Height Boards  and submission of BNS Proposals as well as the liquidation of the NNC Financial assistance were among the issues tackled.  The meeting was well participated with over 80% of the Nutrition Action Officers in attendance.