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Siquijor Province hosts the 1st Regional Management Conference series 2012
Maria, Siquijor 
- “By visiting the island, not only are you visitors but you are Siquijudnons”. These are the welcoming words of Governor of Siquijor, Hon. Orlando A. Fua Jr.  during the 1st Management Conference cum P/CNAO Meeting series 2012 hosted by the province of Siquijor.

NNC 7 organizes a Thank You Celebration for RD Madarieta

Cebu City -  To celebrate the six productive years of RD Susana K. Madarieta being the Chairperson of Central Visayas Regional Nutrition Committee, the National Nutrition Council 7 along with the chair/ representatives of the different Nutrition Organizations converged to have a small send-off party in her honor. This was held on March 6, 2012 at the Board Room A, Club Ultima, Cebu City.

Present during the gathering was Ms. Melinda D. Cañares, chair of the Regional Nutrition Committee – Technical Working Group, Ms. Maria Luisa G. Delantar, president of the Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars Association 7 (FeBaNuSA 7) along with FeBaNuSA  7 Treasurer, Ms. Lucia Arellano , Ms. Anabelle C. Lagrosas, VP for Radio of the Media Information Network for Nutrition and  Development 7 (MIND 7), Ms. Florita A. Olandria, VP of Nutrition Program Coordinators Association of Region 7 (NPCAR 7)and NNC 7 staff. 

VSMMC starts Lactation Management Training

Cebu City – “The challenge at hand is to make mother-baby friendly hospital initiative really work in your respective hospitals. While there are already laws that support this, its successful implementation rests on your hands” said NPC Parolita A. Mission as she challenged the participants in her message during the opening program of the 1st batch of Training on Lactation Management. She added that lactation management training for hospitals is needed especially with their relevant contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals of reducing infant and maternal mortality. The training conducted by Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) for the National Nutrition Council was held on 5-9 March 2012 at the DepEd Ecotech Center, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

Central Visayas aims to be the countrys nutrition showcase
Danao/Cebu City, Cebu
 -  “Central Visayas RNC shall strive to be the country’s nutrition showcase where individuals are food secure, nutritionally-empowered and healthy”. This is the vision of the Central Visayas Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) drafted by the RNC – Technical Working Group (TWG) during the Regional Nutrition Strategic Planning Workshop held on 26 – 27 January 2012 and approved by the Regional Nutrition Committee during its 1st RNC Full Committee Meeting Series 2012 held on 30 March 2012 at Club Ultima, Cebu City. The RNSP 2012-2016 is anchored in the Social Development Chapter of the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016, the Millennium Development Goal 1 of Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2011 – 2016.

NNC 7 holds Assessment and Planning Session
Tabuelan, Cebu
- The National Nutrition Council Region 7 had their 2011 Year End Assessment and 2012 Planning Session on 5-6 January 2012 at Durhan’s, Tabuelan, Cebu. This annual activity is done to assess the performance of the staff for the past year, to determine the facilitating and deterring factors of the different activities implemented and agree on areas of improvement; to define thrust, priorities and activities for 2012; and to review existing systems and procedures to improve governance.

Government Hospitals in Central Visayas set-up vegetable gardens
Cebu City
 – Government hospitals in Central Visayas support NNC 7’s campaign for good nutrition specifically on the setting-up of vegetable gardens and use of iron-fortified rice. The Regional Implementation and Coordination Team (RICT) passed a resolution for the setting-up of hospital gardens among DOH – retained and LGU hospitals and the use of i-rice among admitted patients in all government hospitals in the region. The RICT resolution was passed during its 1st Quarter meeting held on 22 February 2012 at the Diamond Suites Hotel, Cebu City. NNC 7 strongly pushes for the hospitals to maintain their own gardens to ensure that the patients would receive fresh vegetables. It is also a cost-cutting strategy since the budget that was intended for the procurement of the food for the patients can be utilized for other purposes. The RICT resolution was very timely as the focus of this year’s Nutrition Month celebration is along vegetable promotion with the theme “Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin, araw-araw itong ihain”. The theme emphasizes the importance of eating vegetables every day as part of healthy diet for good health.