The Local Nutrition Early Warning System on Food and Nutrition Security (LNEWS-FNS) is a type or form of food security surveillance for detecting, at an early stage, an impending food crisis and to recognize “triggers” of alarm mechanisms. Further the main purpose of LNEWS- FNS is to enable the community to identify and address different problems whether natural or human –induced that affect the ability of a community and households to obtain sufficient food relative to their needs.

LNFP JUNE 8 final

8 June 2021---The Local Nutrition Focal Points of SOCCSKSARGEN convened on a special virtual meeting for the updates on Nutrition Program. The said activity was attended by around 74 participants composed of Nutrition Action Officers, District/City/Municipal Nutrition Program Coordinators and Nutritionist-Dietitians of DOH XII in the region.

The participants were welcomed by OIC-Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Ms. Annalita Flores, acknowledging as well their untiring efforts in providing the best nutrition services in their respective areas despite the challenges brought by the pandemic.


According to 2018 Expanded National Nutrition Survey (eNNS) Acute Malnutrition is a major risk factor for child mortality and affects a total of 5.6% of children under the age of 5 years in the Philippines.  Acute Malnutrition can be classified as (1) Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) or (2) Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) depending on the degree of wasting in comparison to specific cut off points or growth reference standards. Further, Philippine Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (PIMAM) manages malnutrition both in normal times and during emergencies.


The human kidneys perform vital life-maintaining functions in the body. It filters blood, removing wastes, extra fluid and acid that is produced by the cells of the body. Kidneys also maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals (sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium) in the blood and make hormones that help control blood pressure, make red blood cells and keep the bones strong and healthy.


Presidential Decree 1569 states that a Barangay Nutrition Scholar shall be a barangay-based volunteer worker responsible for delivering nutrition services and other related activities such as community health, backyard food production, environmental sanitation, culture, mental feeding and family planning to the barangay.

NNC XII conducts Idol Ko Si Nanay Virtual Orientation

Idol Ko Si Nanay Learning Sessions is one of the Early Childhood Care and Development - First 1000 Days Program (ECCD-F1KD) services to complement the Tutok Kainan Supplementation Program. Its key component is the conduct of nutrition education for women planning to get pregnant, pregnant and lactating women to promote improved infant and young child feeding practices, facilitated by nutrition officers and staff.