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NUTRITION NEWS: RNC spearheads meeting with nutrition action officers

SAN FERNANDO CITY –  The Regional Nutrition Committee held its first meeting with the provincial and city nutrition action officers at the Gualberto’s Complex here last January 26, 2011 to resolve health and nutrition issues and concerns.

The meeting, spearheaded by DOH-CHD I Director and RNC Chairman Valeriano V. Lopez, Jr.  with the National Nutrition Council, Regional Office I as secretariat, headed by Nutrition program coordinator Victoria N. Mañez,  was attended by member agencies of the RNC including the provincial and city nutrition action officers (P/CNAOs) of Region I.

The meeting tackled issues about the Regional Nutrition Action Plan Framework for 2011-2013 in line with the goals of MTPPAN 2011-2016 and the NNC secretariat strategic plan.

Three draft resolutions:  The Adoption of MTPPAN 2011-2016; The Implementation of  WHO-CGS in the Assessment of Nutritional Status and Reiterating Mandatory Nutrition Action Officer Position and Nutrition Office were presented for approval and endorsement to RSDC.

Phoebe Maata, a resource person from USAID-Health Pro, gave updates on the Garantisadong Pambata (GP) Program now tagged” Kalusugan ng Bata Sigurado, Basta i-GP mo!”.

Also discussed during the meeting were the Local Media Plan for 2011, Status of the BNS Program and 2011 Renewal/Proposal for Expansion of NNC Financial Assistance, Annual MELLPI and BNS Evaluation, LGU priority actions like related concerns on the implementation of WHO-CGS and Local Nutrition Action Plans for 2011.

The members were also reminded of their roles and responsibilities in the successful implementation of the nutrition program regionwide.#