nnc8 conducts training npmA training on Nutrition Program Management was organized by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 8 in Kuting Reef, Macrohon Southern Leyte last October 13-17, 2014 with participants coming from Biliran,Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte and Southern Leyte. Participants of the training were newly-designated or appointed Nutrition Action Officers, and District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators in municipalities that did not have local nutrition action plans.

The Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr., welcomed the participants to a five-day training with invited trainer-facilitators, Mr. Giovani Ed M. Napari - Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (Leyte), Ms. Alva Ma. A. Gadin - Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (Samar), Ms. Sallie C. Jabinal - Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (Eastern Samar), Ms. Felicita R. Borata District Nutrition Program Coordinator (Samar), and Guest Speaker, Dr. Feliciano John Matibag, Jr. – Provincial Health Officer II of Southern Leyte.


The Nutrition Program Management (NPM) training aimed to help participants understand the basic concepts of food and nutrition, advancing core values and skills of nutrition workers and the integration of NPM in local governance and development system.

Participants of the training are expected to organize local nutrition committees, conceptualize local nutrition action plans, maintain efficient implementation and evaluation of various nutrition programs.

These efforts are part of NNC’s capacity development strategy to assist local nutrition stakeholders in contributing towards the improvement of the nutrition situation in the region. (Jhekie G. Cinco)