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Cebu City – Guided with the aim of the 48th Nutrition Month campaign to raise awareness of the importance of nutrition in building resilience and recovery from the pandemic, the Central Visayas Regional Nutrition Committee through its technical working group intensifies its campaign of the key messages through a month-long quad media campaign.

Among the agencies who participated in the campaign were the Department of Health CV CHD, Department of Agriculture RFO 7, Department of Social Welfare and Development RFO 7, Philippine Association of Nutrition (PAN-Cebu Chapter), Nutritionist-Dietitians' Association of the Philippines (NDAP-Cebu Chapter).

Vallehermoso BNS Refresher

Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental - The Local Government Unit of Vallehermoso, in coordination with the Municipal Nutrition Committee spearheaded by Hon. Marianne S. Gustilo and MNAO Dr. Noelah Marie L. Akut, conducted a Basic Course training for Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS). The training attended by 16 BNSs from the 15 barangay was held on 21 July 2022, as part of the municipality’s celebration of the 48th Nutrition Month.

The training was aimed to refresh the knowledge and skills of the BNSs on the proper provision of nutrition and health services in their respective barangays. Some of the BNSs were newly appointed by their Barangay Captains, thus, one of the reasons for the conduct of BNS Refresher Course.

Pinamugahan culmination 48th NM

Pinamungajan, Cebu - The local municipal nutrition committee held a local MNC meeting to formulate their 3-year local nutrition action plan for year 2023-2025. The meeting under the direction of the newly elected Mayor and MNC Chair Hon. Ana Jessica A. Baricuatro joined the meeting that took place in the Rural Health Unit conference room and was facilitated by Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Dr. Melochie R. Daroy-Pausal.

Vitaminssss

Cebu City - It is a common practice for us to consume more than the daily requirement of vitamins because of taking vitamin supplements, and consuming fortified or vitamin-enriched foods. Vitamins are any group of organic compounds which are essential for the body specifically for growth and development but are only required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body.

Nutrition Advocacy with LCEs

Bohol Province - RNPC Dr. Parolita A. Mission visited some of the different local government units of Bohol province. In her visits, she prioritized the newly elected officials in the province. In her rounds with the Local Nutrition Committee Chairs, RNPC Dr. Mission advocated the importance of strengthening the nutrition program by setting up LGU’s own nutrition office with staff complement to orchestrate the implementation of the nutrition program. She also shared evidence-based solutions to addressing malnutrition in the locality, the importance of investing in nutrition and introduced NEOtrition to the newly elected officials.

NEOtrition Guide is a quick guide to navigating nutrition programs for newly elected officials thus the term “NEO” but this tool can also be use by tenured officials who wish to further strengthen their nutrition programs. The guide has 5 steps in order to reap the success of improved local nutrition.

RIT

Cebu City – The National Nutrition Council Region VII participated in the second and third quarter meeting of the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) VII of the RPRH Law (R.A. 10354) called upon by the Commission on Population and Development Region VII as secretariat of the said body.  The meeting took place on 11 August 2022 at a conference room of the Applied Nutrition Center (ANC) in Banilad, Cebu City. The meeting was attended by 36 participants from government agencies and representatives from the different NGOs.