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Talakag 2022 1st Sem LNEWS Monitoring

10 August 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – The local government unit (LGU) of Talakag, Bukidnon is one of the Local Nutrition Early Warning System for Food and Nutrition Security (LNEWS-FNS) Areas in Northern Mindanao. Regular monitoring is being conducted twice a year to assess the program implementation.

The LNEWS Core Group members, Household Data Collectors, and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO) Rosa Ma. Theresa L. Nanolan together with Development Management Officer (DMO) II Arlie Joy O. Damiles convened last 5 August 2022 at the Municipal Audio-Visual Room, Talakag, Bukidnon to discuss the 2022 1st semester survey results.

MNAO Nanolan reported the 2022 first and second quarter monitoring results. She shared that the underweight and wasting among 0-59 months old children have no or minimal impact. While stunting in both first and second quarters is in warning alert status at 14.7% which is a medium public health significance based on World Health Organization (WHO) cut-off.

R10 Infographics Breastfeeding Seat Initiative Launching

8 August 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – Region 10 Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Task Force led by the Department of Health Center for Health Development – Northern Mindanao (DOH CHD-NM) launched the designation of breastfeeding seats in Public Utility Buses (PUBs) regionwide. It was conducted along with the kick-off of the National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, which is celebrated every August by virtue of Republic Act No. 10028. This law mandates the establishment of lactation stations that is accessible to breastfeeding mothers in all facilities including public places.

The activity was held last 1 August 2022 at Kiosko, Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City. It was attended by approximately 200 participants composed of the IYCF Task Force member agencies, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 10, Region 10 Bus Operators, representatives from Cagayan de Oro City Nutrition Office, and breastfeeding mothers from different barangays in the city.

23 2022 NM Culmination3 August 2022, Cagayan de Oro City - The blended 2022 Nutrition Month Culmination was spearheaded by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region X on 29 July 2022 at The VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City via Zoom and Facebook Live. This was participated by a total of 60 Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) member agencies, Local Government Unit (LGU) representatives, and media partners.

During the first part of the program, Dr. Ellenieta HMV N. Gamolo, Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Health Center for Health Development – Northern Mindanao, gave the opening remarks. ARD Gamolo invited everyone to expand multi-sectoral engagement to scale up nutrition interventions and strengthen leadership and governance in nutrition across all levels to achieve nutritional outcomes.

This was followed by the program highlight, where Ms. Czarina Pia F. Ong-Geroy, RND, MPSM, President of Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Chapter served as the webinar resource speaker. In her talk, she discussed healthy eating habits in the new normal. She highlighted the importance of how immune cells in the gut are directly influenced by an individual’s diet and lifestyle.

NEO Orientation Course Exhibit8 August 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) X hosted a booth exhibit to further advocate the nutrition program to newly-minted and comebacking Local Chief Executives (LCE) of Regions 9, 10, and Caraga. Also, re-elected officials in Region 10 were also catered in the booth exhibit. This was held during the Cluster Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Orientation Course held last 3-4 August 2022, at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

Visiting local leaders were provided with reference and collateral materials on how the NEOs can navigate the nutrition program in their respective areas. Such advocacy focused on the 3Ns: Nutrition Committee, Nutrition Office, and Nutrition Action Plan.

Infographics Food AllergyFood allergy is an immune system response of which its signs and symptoms manifest right away after eating food that triggers allergies.

Food allergies are now more common than ever before in history. Today, practically everyone has one or more food allergies. If not you, it's extremely probable that someone in your family or social group has it. Food allergy symptoms are most typically observed in newborns and young children, while they can develop at any age.

Some people may experience discomfort from an allergic reaction to a particular food, while others may suffer severe symptoms from a food allergy, including the possibly fatal anaphylactic reaction. Most food-related symptoms appear minutes after eating and disappear in two hours or less.

NEO Orientation Course Presentation8 August 2022, Cagayan de Oro City – Nutrition Program Coordinator Gladys Mae S. Fernandez of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) X pitched to re-elected Municipal Mayors, and newly-minted/comebacking Governors and City Mayors of Northern Mindanao the 3Ns as their guide to navigating the nutrition program. This happened during the Regional Newly-Elected Officials (NEO) Orientation Course last 3 August 2022 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, this city, organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government X.

NPC Fernandez emphasized that NNC’s call for 3Ns means: Nutrition Committee, Nutrition Office, and Nutrition Action Plan.

A three-year Local Nutrition Action Plan (LNAP) must be formulated, implemented, and monitored and evaluated by a functional Local Nutrition Committee (LNC) led by the LCE. The diversity of nutrition programs in the LNAP ranges from nutrition-specific, nutrition-sensitive and enabling programs. Therefore, a Nutrition Office with full staff complement is needed to ensure ample attention and coordination for each program. Lastly, NPC Fernandez provided a fourth N, which is the NNC, willing to assist the local government units.

Further introduced to the LCEs are the framework the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN), and the coordinating structure for nutrition, with emphasis of the Nutrition Committees at the local level.

Aside from NNC X, other regional line agencies were also invited to present their program frameworks to rally support from the re-elected LCEs. (Nutrition Officer III Sheena Marie G. Talle / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 09631091098)