NNC9 BNS Angel


Barangay Milagrosa, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay

Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS), Angelie B. Mamentod or fondly called “Angel” is an indigenous resident of Barangay Milagrosa in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibuagy.  Angelie is 29- years old married and has a daughter aged 5 years old.  She has a natural passion for community service and her persistent tagging along with the Barangay Health Workers during home visits had caught the notice of the Punong Barangay who appointed her as the Barangay Nutrition Scholar in 2014 upon observing her interest to serve in the community.

NNC 9 Quiz BeeThe Regional Nutrition and Anti-Hunger Committee (expanded RNC Region 9) culminates the observance of the 43rd Nutrition Month Celebration with a Regional Nutrition Quiz Bee among Grade 6 Students of the eight Schools’ Division in the region.  The activity coordinated by the National Nutrition Council Region 9, highlights the month-long campaign on healthy diet for good nutrition and healthy life.  This year’s Nutrition Month Theme “Healthy diet, gawing habit – FOR LIFE!” aims to increase awareness of the public and practice good nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

The Regional Nutrition Quiz Bee opened to all Elementary Schools Divisions in Region 9. A joint activity of the RNAHC, the Department of Health Regional Office 9 provided for the venue and accommodation, it served as the culminating activity of the committee and was held on 27 July 2017 at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

NNC 9 - NMC 2017Over the years, the Nutrition Month Celebration (NMC) has been institutionalized by schools and local government units as well as other stakeholders.

This year is the 43rd observance of the celebration and the focus is on the promotion of healthy diets with the theme “Healthy diet, gawing habit -FOR LIFE!”

The campaign aims to increase awareness on the importance of healthy diets which protects against both under- and overnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Specifically, this year’s campaign aims to:

NNC 9 EWSThe National Nutrition Council in its commitment to build capacities of local government units to address and prevent undernutrition and food insecurity is now on its 4th batch expansion of the Nutrition Early Warning System on Food and Nutrition Security Program. Among the municipalities where the program will be established this year is Jose Dalman in Zamboanga del Norte.  Being one of the top ten municipalities in the region with high prevalence of malnutrition based on the 2016 OPT, the municipality is also an ideal candidate for the establishment of the NEW-FNS because of its topography having both coastal and mountainous interior barangays and in several occasions been subjected to flash floods and landslides.

In this world challenged by poverty, hunger and malnutrition, the concerned individuals make strategies and actions that mitigate, if not totally eradicate, these posing problems. These pandemic crises of which people of all races may have been used to its presence and consequences, little by little, deter our new and younger generation, threatening our future and putting nations into peril. These are not just a concern of the directly affected party or family but a concern of all people because such problem can cause a ripple effect; corrosive consequences which are debilitating, not only to the family, but to the community and the entire nation. Because of these social and societal alarming concerns, the Nutrition Committees of the different Local Government Units, in accordance to the mandates of the law and the causes of the National Nutrition Council, made innovative approaches to address these devastating problems without undermining consideration of the different factors deem necessary to be contemplated such as, but not limited to, age, sex, civil and socio-economic status, demography, location, educational attainment and attention span of the targeted groups and individuals.

The Local Government Unit of Polanco acknowledges that inadequate or lack of knowledge, fallacies and misconceptions are some of the primal causes attributed to the continued existence of malnutrition in the municipality. Looking for best possible solutions and nice ideas, the Municipal Nutrition Committee of the Local Government Unit of Polanco (Polanco MNC) came up with using the NICE IDEA per se as the name of the project.

nnc 9 NSOANational Nutrition Promotion Program for Behavior Change

The Nutrition School On the Air (NSOA) a nutrition promotion module developed by the  National Nutrition Council to create public awareness and adopt good nutrition practices will simultaneously be on air in three radio stations in Zamboanga Peninsula.

The Nutrition School On Air is a nutrition specific program that promotes behavior change through radio, ensuring that correct and proper information on nutrition is disseminated to all. The module covers the talking points of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos or the more popular 10 Kumainments.