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sunCANDAHUG, Palo, Leyte -- Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN)   in Eastern Visayas got a push in an “Orientation and Advocacy Meeting” conducted by the Family Health Unit of the Department of Health Region VIII (DoH-8) on July 21, 2016 at DOH regional office, here. The one-day event, which gave focus on the First 1000 Days of Life, was attended by staff and personnel of Family Health Unit and Health Promotion Unit of DOH-RO VIII , Provincial Health Officers, City Health Officers, Nutrition Program Coordinators, Health Education and Promotion Officers and Development and Management officers from various provinces and cities in the region. Speakers were Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr., Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of National Nutrition Council Region 8 (NNC-8), who tackled the Local Nutrition Situation; and Felicita R. Borata, DOH Regional Nutrition Program Manager, who took up the SUN Movement and the First 1000 Days.

It was learned that SUN is a worldwide movement founded on the principle--that all people have a right to food and good nutrition. That it is supporting 55 countries, which the Philippines recently became a member.


bns congPAWING, Palo, Leyte-around 4,000 Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) region-wide gathered at Leyte Academic Center (LAC) Gymnasium for the “3rd Eastern Visayas BNS’s Congress” on July 28, 2016.

The Summit’s theme: Abante BNSs suporta sa First 1000 Days of Life, TIYAKIN! is congruent with this year’s nutrition month theme: “First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan”. It underscores the First 1000 Days of life as a critical “Window of Opportunity” to give the optimum care to children- which the baby is still in the womb-during the nine months of pregnancy (270 days), until two years old (+730 days) = 1000 DAYS.

7-4TACLOBAN CITY- Taking strategic advantage of First 1000 Days of Life as unique “Window of Opportunity” to give children the right start of life forever, the Early Childhood Care and Development- Intervention Package (ECCD-IP) for First 1000 Days, was introduced to the prime mover of good nutrition in Eastern Visayas region.

Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr., Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of National Nutrition Council (NNC), detailed the intervention package to the Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) and Harmonized Initiative of Media for the Spread of Good Nutrition in Region 8 (HIMSoG-8) in a joint meeting held on August 4, 2016 at Hotel Alejandro, here.

Focus on the First 1000 Days is in essence with the Early Years Act (RA 10410) that refers to the full range of health, nutrition, early education, and social services development program for the holistic needs of young children. However it further narrows down the age-group to the golden window of opportunity for the child’s growth and development, which includes the time of conception while the baby is still in the womb (during pregnancy), until the baby is born and two years of age.

1000 days logoThe first 1000 days of life starts from conception and up to the second birthday of the child. This is a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person’s intellectual development and lifelong health. It is a period of enormous potential, but also of enormous vulnerability.