SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union— The National Nutrition Council-Regional Office I spearheaded the 2016 Regional Launching of Nutrition Month in San Gabriel, La Union on July 1, 2016.

In partnership with the League of Nutrition Action Officers (NAOs) in Region I, LUPang Ilocos Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Federation, Incorporated and the Provincial Government of La Union, the NNC-RO1 selected San Gabriel, La Union as the venue for the said event to focus and strengthen the advocacy in a community populated with Indigenous People targeting 100 pregnant and lactating mothers.

The theme for this year’s celebration: “First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan.”

DOH Regional Director and Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) Chair Myrna C. Cabotaje, together with La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega were the guests of the said event which were also attended by members of the RNC, officers of Regional Federations of NAOs, BNSs, District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators, Provincial/City NAOs and local N\Media partners.

The DOH, in coordination with the Municipal Health Office of San Gabriel provided pre-natal services while the District/City Nutrition Program coordinators together with the Regional BNS officers conducted nutrition assessment and counseling simultaneously to pregnant and lactating mothers with their children.

As highlight of the activity, all nutrition stakeholders  committed their support in the massive   advocacy on the importance of focusing nutrition interventions for the first 1000 days of life.#

Source: National Nutrition Council Facebook