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Joan milk feedingPALO, Leyte - The Information Management Officer (IMO) of Leyte visited the 5th a district of Leyte, one of the areas hardly-hit aby Typhoon Odette last year. The IMO visited the municipality of Matalom, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang and Inopacan.

These 5th District of Leyte municipalities were part of the humanitarian assistance of UNICEF, the Department of Health and in close coordination of the National Nutrition Council 8.

Said municipalities during the monitoring visit are implementing Milk Feeding Program under the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.

The target participants are the day care children. During the visit, MSWDO Ms. Georma Z. Cavero has an ongoing distribution of milk to the Child Development Workers (CDWs). The milk feeding program will run for 120 days. The CDWs were instructed how to store and distribute the milk commodities before giving it to the day care children.

Pursuant to the Republic Act No. 11037 or “Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino”, the DSWD in coordination with the local government units (LGU) and other agencies is mandated to implement a supplementary feeding program (SFP) to address undernutrition among day care children (ages 2-5 years).

Joan 5th districtPALO, Leyte - The municipalities of Matalom and RHU Inopacan started to distribute the Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) to the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and Rural Health Midwives (RHMs) in managing moderate and severely wasted children 6-59 months through its weekly ration.

Dr. Josephine O. Zafico said that their newly hired Nutritionist-Dietitian is likewise starting to distribute RUTF to the Geofraphically Isolated. And Disadvantage Areas (GIDA). They are going to include routine assessment and nutrition counselling among mothers and caregivers.

DCNPC meetingTACLOBAN CITY - In their first ever 2022 meeting of District/City Nutrition Program Coordinator, the group elected its new set of officers and Board of Directors (BOD). The following are the new set of officers and BOD:

PRESIDENT: MICHELLE O. SIEGA - Maasin City
VICE PRESIDENT: CLAURRISE ANN SANTOS - Southern Leyte
SECRETARY: FRANCIS ERIKA MALAZARTE - Ormoc City
TREASURER: LIZA LENDERO - Tacloban City
AUDITOR: FERLIN MARTINEZ - Leyte
PIO: DORIS CAJEGAS - Eastern Samar

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

ROWENA BERTULFO - Leyte
FREDA ESTRADA - Catbalogan City
RIO ROSALES - Biliran
JOCUND FRADEL BALANQUIT – Northern Samar
EMERITA ORTIZ - Calbayog City

ABL DagamiDAGAMI, Leyte – Provincial Nutrition Focal Point for Leyte, Ms. Annabel B. Limbagan, meets Camonoan Agrarian Reform Community Farmers Association (CARCFA) President Mr. Ruth M. Borja and Ms. Arian Joy C. Verona of DARMO Dagami to discuss TKDSP Program.

The said staff were given an overview of the program, list of commodities to supply, payment methods, and documentary requirements for the ARBO to comply.

Mr. Borja suggested that instead of five municipalities, they will also cover and include other neighboring municipalities. A total of seven (7) municipalities namely Dagami, Pastrana, Tabontabon, Sta. Fe, Julita, Jaro, and Tunga will be covered by CARCFA.

MNAOs meetingTACLOBAN CITY - Part of the first quarter meeting agenda of the Nutrition Action Officer of the Philippines Eastern Visayas chapter on March 30, 2022, is the election of new sets of officers. Below is the new set of officers of the NAOPA EV chapter:

President : MNAO Edward F. Lora (Hilongos, Leyte)
Vice President : CNAO Malu P. Tabao (Tacloban City)
Secretary : MNAO Lailanie Uy (Tarangnan, Samar)
Treasurer. : PNAO Melinda M. Mendoza (Leyte Prov)

Auditors:

1. MNAO Terre Virna Tangquezon (St. Bernard, SL)
2. CNAO Jassie Alegre (Borongan City)

Public Information Officers

1. MNAO Glenn Joseph Abac (La Paz, Leyte
2. MNAO Bernice Enguera (Paranas, Samar)

Board of Directors

1. MNAO Jovelle Royandoyan (Samar Province)
2. PNAO Shirly Alba (North Samar Province)
3. MNAO Teresita B. Garado (Eastern Samar)
4. MNAO Golda May Igrobay (Leyte Province)
5. PNAO Feliciano John Matibag (South Leyte Prov)
6. MNAO Tita Vermug (Biliran Province)

MOA signingTACLOBAN CITY - The National Nutrition Council 8 (NNC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Agrarian Reform Field Office 8 (DARFO8) for the implementation of the Tutok Kainan-Dietary Supplementation Program (TK-DSP).

RNPC Dr Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr. represented the NNC8 while Regional Director Robert Anthony P. Yu for the Department of Agrarian Reform.

The purpose of the MOU is to provide technical and logistical support to the targeted provinces and its component cities and municipalities for the Dietary Supplementation Program (DSP) or Tutok Kainan in Eastern Visayas.

The Tutok Kainan seeks to improve the quality and quantity of food and nutrient intakes of beneficiaries by providing nutritious food commodities to pregnant women for 90 days and to children 6-23 months old for 180 days. Tutok Kainan” Supplementation Program envisions to help prevent stunting among children up to 23 months old.