BAGUIO CITY- The National Nutrition Council – Regional Office 1 certified new trainers on Nutrition Program Management and on Basic Course for Barangay Nutrition Scholars after back to back trainings held at Hotel Supreme, Baguio City on August 4-8 and August 11-15, 2014 respectively. A total of 60 participants consisting of new P/CNAOs, D/CNPCs, MNAOs and BNSes attended the trainings.
The new trainers are expected to train selected local government units in the region in terms of organizing or reactivating Local Nutrition Committee’s, formulating local nutrition action plans, ensuring effective and efficient implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs in the context of the overall local governance and development system. On the other hand, new BNS trainers are expected to improve the implementation of the BNS Programs in their respective areas and to capacitate newly appointed BNSs.
In her closing message, Ma. Eileen Blanco, Nutrition Program Coordinator of NNC-ROI said that the participants are now capacitated and capable of managing nutrition programs in their respective areas. She added that the NNC is looking forward for an efficient and effective nutrition program implementation in all the municipalities in the region in order to improve the nutrition situation of the region. All participants can be tapped also as facilitators in the conduct of future trainings for they will be included in the pool of trainers.#