92 Nutrition planners and frontliners train on World Health Organization-Child Growth Standards

BAGUIO CITY – Ninety two nutrition planners and frontline workers coming from the different Local Government Units of LUPang Ilocos Region who were trained on World Health Organization – Child Growth Standards (WHO-CGS) last April 28-30, 2015 in Hotel Veniz, Baguio City are now equipped with knowledge and skills on nutrition assessment and submit reliable and accurate data.

Nutrition Program Coordinator Ma. Eileen Blanco said that the training which was organized by the National Nutrition Council-1 and funded by the Department of Health-Regional Office was aimed to capacitate nutrition workers on WHO-CGS, strengthen the implementation of the Operation Timbang Plus and promote full adoption of the CGS.

Blanco explained that the training was undertaken to ensure accuracy of OPT results and capacitate all P/C/MNAOs on the promotion of optimum child growth and development through the enhanced implementation of Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) and Operation Timbang Plus (OPT+) using the WHO-CGS.

Technical experts on WHO-CGS that included Ms. Teresita Ramos, PNAO of Laguna; Ms. Jeline M. Corpuz, Nutrition Officer II of NNC- Central Office; Ms. Ma. Eileen Blanco, NPC of NNC-Region I; Mr. Kendall A. Gatan, Nutrition Officer III of NNC-Region I; Ms. Wendy M. Mana-a, Nutrition Officer II of NNC-CAR; Ms. Rosalina P. Estillore, DNPC of La Union, Ms. Jennie B. Apilas, DNPC of La Union; Ms. Rafaela Milagros C. Ducusin, DNPC of Baguio City; and Ms. Lourdes U. Aduan, MNAO of Rosario, La Union, facilitated the training which was divided into three batches with Municipal/City Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs) and selected District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators (D/CNPCs) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) as participants.

The participants were expected to re-echo their training to their barangay health and nutrition partners.#