Tabango IdolPALO, Leyte - In line with the implementation of the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK-DSP) Phase 3, Tabango town in Leyte funded an Idol Ko Si Nanay (IKSN) Learning Sessions from February 14-17, 2023.

The IKSN was participated by all Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) and Rural Health Midwives (RHMs).

The above activity was part of the PPAs reflected in the approved 2023-2025 Municipal Nutrition Action Plan (MNAP) of the municipality.

The said MNAP is integrated in the 2023 Annual Investment Program (AIP). But MNAO Joselito Arrogante skips the usual Training of Trainers (TOT) among health workers but instead directly conducted to both BNSs and RHMs. This was done to save time and money.

SUN MeetingPALO, Leyte - The National Nutrition Council Region 8 has convened the first regional meeting of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement at Felipina Hall, NEDA building here on February 16, 2023.

The meeting was attended by the ABCD-Y networks: academe, business, civil society organization (CSOs), development partners (DPs) and youth sectors. Each of the network was represented by their respective lead convenor.

The lead convenor of the academic network is Visayas State Univeristy (VSU), business is Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), CSO by Rise and Rebuild Foundation, DPs by Save the Children and for the youth network by An Waray.

The meeting was presided by RNPC Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr.

Inopacan TKPALO, Leyte - The National Nutrition Council has officially kicked off the implementation of Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK-DSP) on February 13, 2023.

In Eastern Visayas, Inopacan, Leyte started a synchronized launching of the feeding program intended for 6-23 months old children.

Alisa Geromo, Municipal Nutrition Program Coordinator nurse, had a sleepless nights before the kick off.

She organized the mothers, community volunteers (BNSs and BHWs) and barangay councils (BC) in four targeted barangays.

The four barangays included Poblacion, Conalum, Tinago and Esperanza.

Alisa’s sleepless nights turned into happiness after a successful simultaneous launching of the feeding program.

She visited the four target barangays one at a time with her Rural Health Midwives (RHMs). She oriented RHMs, BC, BNSs/BHWs and mothers on the 30-day cycle menu using a Rice Mongo Blend (RMB) and RMB with sesame seeds.

Lawaan TKPALO, Leyte - All five municipalities and one city in Eastern Samar covered in the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program for children kicked off the six months feeding on February 13, 2023.

Recipient local government units in the province are Dolores, Can-avid, Lawaan, Llorente, Balangiga, and Borongan City.

A total of 60 children from each LGU, all between 6-23 months old were enrolled in the program.

TK OrientationPALO, Leyte - With the go signal to start the long-awaited feeding program for 6-23 months old children in Eastern Visayas, the National Nutrition Council Region 8 has conducted re-orientation on Tutok Kainan: Dietary Supplementation Program (TK-DSP).

The activity was initiated by the Provincial Nutrition Focal Points (PNFPs) in the region.

The re-orientation was attended online by the Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs) and other nutrition workers in the selected municipalities of four provinces targeted for the program. These includes North Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar and Leyte.

Calbiga TKPALO, Leyte – The Municipal Nutrition Action Officer of Calbiga town in Samar, Ms. Evelyn Jabonete has led the start of the implementation of the dry feeding of the Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program Phase 3 on February 13, 2023.

Alongside her were Nurses Deployment Projects (NDP), two Nutrition Staff, with Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) and Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) who assisted in the orientation and facilitation of the feeding.