Held at the Candon Civic Center, Candon City last May 27, 2014, the Annual BNS Congress of the Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars of the Province of Ilocos Sur paid tribute to BNSs who untiringly volunteered their services to their constituents despite the very minimal allowance they receive.
Atty. Pablito Sanidad Jr., Board Member of the Province of Ilocos Sur, grace the event which served as a venue for BNSs to continuously build their capacities and strengthen their role as frontliners in nutrition in order to improve their delivery of nutrition service and in prioritizing programs for hunger and malnutrition mitigation at the community level.
Sanidad even volunteered to serve as the legal adviser of the federation.
In her speech, Ma. Eileen B. Blanco, Nutrition Program Coordinator of NNC Region 1, congratulated the Federation for holding the said event which was also an avenue for the BNSs to be updated on current health and nutrition issues through the lectures given by the invited resource speakers.
She thanked the participants for their services and sacrifices for the cause of nutrition in their respective barangays.
The theme for this year’s Congress: “Wastong Nutrisyon at Kalusugan, BNS Maaasahan”.