SAN FERNANDO CITY – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Regional Office I headed by Ms. Rose Lulu P. Pagaduan, OIC-Nutrition Program Coordinator, and all stakeholders of LUPangIlocos Region has launched the 2012 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) at the Sea & Sky Hotel last September 23, 2013.
Assistant Regional Director, Benito F. Arca of the DOH-Center for Health Development I was the guest of honor and speaker of the event which was attended by the members of the Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC), the Regional Nutrition Planning and Evaluation Team (RNPET), the Regional League of Nutrition Action Officers, Region I, Inc., the Regional Organization of Nutrition Development Advocates (RONDA) or the local media group of Region I, the Provincial and City Nutrition Action Officers (P/CNAOs), the District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators (D/CNPCs) and the LUPang Ilocos BNS Fedration Inc.
Highlights of the event were the ribbon cutting of the exhibits on the 10 NGF messages and the ceremonial signing of the pledge of commitment for its promotion and advocacy.
The NGF consists of 10 primary recommendations to promote good health through proper nutrition. The messages include both food-based and behavior-driven guidelines to address current nutritional and dietary concerns. The goal of the NGF is the improvement of the nutritional status, productivity and quality of life of the population, through adoption of desirable dietary practices and healthy lifestyle.
The advocacy campaign through the “EXPO” was the start of the widest dissemination of the NGF in the region in order to improve the nutritional status of the Ilocanos and Pangasinenses through proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices.#