DUMAGUETE CITY, June 26 (PIA) — The province of Negros Oriental bagged various awards for implementing good nutrition practices and programs for the year 2018.
In a recent meeting with members of the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC) held at the Provincial Nutrition Office, Nasudi Soluta, head of the evaluation team from the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in Region 7, revealed that Negros Oriental won in the 2018 National Search for Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices and Best Facebook page including the award for Reinforcing the Right Development of Children in Schools and Community (RRD-CS).
Barangay Puhagan in Valencia won as the Most Promising Barangay while Lunga also in Valencia scored the Outstanding Barangay award.
The local government unit of Pamplona garnered its second year as the CROWN Maintenance Nominee awardee.
Soluta revealed that the criteria for best nutrition practices are the following: impact and success, 50 percent; project management sustainability, 30 percent; involvement and participation of stakeholders, 20 percent; with 5 percent bonus totaling to 100 percent.
Soluta identified the following top 10 nutritionally depressed municipalities in Negros Oriental for 2018: Tayasan ranked number one with malnutrition rate of 11.9, Vallehermoso at second place with 11.2, third place is Manjuyod at 9.9, followed by San Jose with 8.7 malnutrition rate, Mabinay with 8.3, Sta. Catalina 8.0, Basay with 7.8, Bindoy 6.9. Ayungon and Jimalalud both at number 9 with malnutrition rate of 5.6 and Amlan and Bacong tied at number 10 with 4.6 malnutrition rate.
Based on the findings of the evaluation team on the province’s nutrition practices, the following are highly recommended: implement more nutrition sensitive programs and projects through the local nutrition action plan; conduct year-end assessment of nutrition implementation with all member agencies; explore possible nutrition fund source from Gender and Development (GAD), re-orient barangay nutrition workers in basic skills and functions; and optimize Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) for the first 1000 days as an investment to prevent malnutrition. (lpp/PIA7/Negros Oriental)
Source: PIA Feed