SAN FERNANDO CITY -The LUPang Ilocos Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation, Incorporated (LUPang Ilocos BNS Fed., Inc.) in cooperation with the Nutrition Office of La Union as the host province and in coordination with the National Nutrition Council- Regional Office I (NNC-ROI) held its 5th Regional Congress at Ariana Hotel, Bauang, La Union on September 18, 2015.
Around 800 Barangay Nutrition Scholars coming from the different provinces and cities in the region attended the activity.
With the theme “LUPang Ilocos BNSs: Kasangga sa Paghain ng Wastong Pagkain Para Tamang Timbang ay Makamtan!”, the congress is anchored with the 2015 nutrition month celebration and focused on the roles of Barangay Nutrition Scholars in addressing the growing concern of overnutrition as one of the major factors in developing non-communicable diseases.
Highlight of the event was the technical discussion on the management of childhood obesity, meal planning including sessions on proper documentation and building confidence to upgrade the knowledge and skills of BNSs in performing their duties efficiently.
The congress also served as avenue for the BNSs to hold its annual assembly to share and converge efforts and strategies in addressing malnutrition, discuss issues and concerns of the federation, search the Mutya ng BNS 2015 and elect its new set of officers.
Director Myrna C. Cabotaje, DOH Regional Director and RNC-1 Chairperson was the keynote speaker of the said event.#