nutrition shepherding trainingPALO, Leyte - The National Nutrition Council in its efforts to accelerate support to LGU mobilization for nutrition improvement, conducted an online Training on Nutrition Shepherding.

The Nutrition Shepherding Project is a peer-to-peer platform which involves guiding and mentoring low-performing LGUs on nutrition by a team at the regional level. Its aim is to enhance LGUs knowledge and skills on nutrition program management.

general orientationPALO, Leyte - As part of making the organization more effective and efficient, a general orientation for new NNC 8 employees was conducted.

Employee orientation is the process of introducing your new hires to ones organizational culture, hierarchy, job responsibilities, co-workers, workplace facilities and more on day of onboarding.

Good employee orientation plans allow new employees to get to know the very basics.

Employee orientation is important because it: provides the new employee with concise and accurate information to make him/her more comfortable in the job; encourages employee confidence and helps the new employee adapt faster to the job; and promotes communication between the supervisor and the new employee.

Hilongos budgeting workshopHILONGOS, Leyte - This town, a pilot municipality of NNC’s Early Childhood Care and Development for the First 1000 Days (ECCD-F1KD) project attended workshop on 2022 Updating of Municipal Nutrition Action Planning (MNAP) and integrating it to the Annual Investment Program for the same year.

It was attended by the MNC Core Planning team of the municipality. This will be the last planning for the MNAP 2020-2022 since next year will be election year both local and national positions.

Close to Php 200 million are placed in the AIP 2022. Of the said budget, almost Php 26 million will be funded locally and about Php 175 million will be sourced from provincial, regional and national funds.

Of the Php 26 million, Php 22 million is a counter part to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) which are mostly provision of safe water, a nutrition sensitive WASH intervention. A million was allocated for Dietary Supplementation Program (DSP) both for nutritionally at risk pregnant women and 6-23 months children. Their DSP will target pregnant and 6-23 months old not covered by the NNCs DSP.

National Health Education Week1PALO, Leyte - Created by the Society for Public Health Education (, the National Health Education Week (NHEW) is an annual celebration that aims to increase national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health.

Since 1995, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), NHEW was initially celebrated in collaboration with the Department of Health every third week of October.

As define by the World Health Organization (WHO), health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their heslth by increasing their knowledge and influencing their attitudes.

Moreover, health education increases knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes toward health. It covers physical, mental, emotional, and social health and motivates students to improve and maintain their own health while reducing harmful behaviors and preventing disease.

DILGBORONGAN CITY - The Province of Eastern Samar and the City of Borongan takes turn in the conduct of planning workshop in the 2022-2024 Formulation of the Local Nutrition Action Plan and Integrating it in their Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP), Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and Annual Investment Programs (AIPs) for 2022.

NNC 8 invites Provincial DILG LGOO V Mr. Jannsen Rey Delantar to discuss The Mandanas-Garcia Supreme Court Ruling as an opportunity to support nutrition.

Hilongos LNEWsHILONGOS, Leyte - Another special project of the municipality of Hilongos, Leyte is the implementation of Local Nutrition in Early Warning System (LNEWS).

Earlier dubbed the Early Warning System for Food and Nutrition Security is a component of the Philippine Food and Nutrition Surveillance System (PFNSS) that is intended to enable LGUs to take timely nutrition action through early detection of a worsening nutrition situation based on monitoring of nutrition and nutrition-related indicators.

The LNEWS is a tool for predicting food and nutrition security of an area. Subsequently, it also predicts nutritional status of vulnerable sectors and the general population as well.

During the LNEWS monitoring Municipal Nutrition Coordinator Mr. John Mark Arrabis presented the 2021 first and second quarter report.