FB IMG 1563516519880 1 1TACLOBAN CITY (Jack Gadaingan, Nation Builder) – Around 200 nutrition stakeholders in Eastern Visayas literally walk-the-talk as directed by the 45th Nutrition Month theme, “Kumain nang Wasto at Maging Aktibo…Push Natin ‘to!” by braving a slight drizzle to embark on an early morning Walkathon of approximately five kilometers in order to revel the regional launching of this year’s Nutrition Month on July 5, 2019 at the Leyte Capitol Grounds, here.

This rain and sweat drenching warm up was followed by another 30-minute session of Zumba prior to the unfolding of the more cerebral slanted activities.

Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo Jr., Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator (RNPC) of National Nutrition Council Region VIII (NNC-8), in his opening message, said this year’s Nutrition Month theme focuses on two viable: Kumain ng wasto--which is healthy diet, and Maging Aktibo—that is encouraging increased physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior. Push Natin ‘to! because we would want to pursue this activity beyond July and even 2019, he said.

zumbaTACLOBAN CITY (Sarwell Meniano, PNA) -- Concerned by rising cases of lifestyle diseases, the Department of Health (DOH) and National Nutrition Council (NNC) has emphasized the value of proper diet and more active physical activities for better health.

On Friday, hundreds of government officials and representatives from the private sector gathered at the Leyte provincial capitol grounds here to join the advocacy meant for all ages.

1Palo Leyte - Nutrition Officers of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) together with the Department of Health (DOH) - Health and Management Staff (HEMS) Manager or their representatives from the different regions of the country attended the Training of Trainers on Nutrition Cluster Management on 25-27, March 2019 at Microtel Inn & Suites in Davao City.

“Without data we cannot plan”, NNC Executive Director Azucena M. Dayanghirang 
expressed the importance of data during her opening message. Being equipped with information management tools will enable the local government to provide proper response and save livesespecially during and after emergencies, ED Dayanghirang explained.

nncPALO, LEYTE - Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo and his nine staff joined the agencywide activity as the National Nutrition Council (NNC) celebrates its 45th Anniversary with the theme “Championing Nutrition for 45 years” from June 17-20, 2019 at Caliraya Resort Club, Inc., Lumban, Laguna.

The week-long celebration started with a thanksgiving mass at the NNC lobby which was followed by activities lined-up for the capacity and team building at Caliraya Resort Club, Inc. 2TACLOBAN CITY- 23 participants from Regional and Provincial Offices of Region VIII gathered for the Data Review and Validation workshop for Northern Samar on the National Food Consumption Quantification Study Data last April 4, 2019 in Tacloban City. The activity was spearheaded by National Department of Agriculture with technical assistance of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The overall objective of the study is to formulate the Food Production Strategy which aims to identify policy and program recommendations towards achieving food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

JOINTTACLOBAN CITY (Jack C. Gadaingan) –Department of Health Region VIII (DoH-8) Regional Nutrition Program Manager Felecita R. Borata called on the lead-nutrition workers representing local government units (LGUs) to submit to the National Nutrition Council Region 8 (NNC-8) the approved year 2019 Annual Investment Plan (AIP) from their respective local government units.

This came about after Nino Archie S. Labordo, NNC-8 Nutrition Officer III, presented the status of 2019 AIP submissions from Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) focus areas. Reportedly the LGUs that have submitted their approved 2019 AIPs are: the towns of Caibiran, Biliran, Villareal, Tarangnan, Sta. Rita and Daram, and the Province of Norther Samar.