Mandaluyong’s nutrition program declared “most outstanding” in 2012

August 30, 2013 9:41 am 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 29 (PNA) — The National Nutrition Council-National Capital Region (NNC-NCR) on Thursday declared Mandaluyong City as a city with the most exemplary performance in nutrition program management and service delivery in 2012.

Mandaluyong has been recognized as recipient of the NNC-NCR Green Banner Award for the past three straight years, and will be conferred the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award by the NNC.

Other top performing cities in 2012 are Taguig City (1st Runner-up) and Navotas City (2nd Runner-up).

The Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony, held at the Manila Hotel, is done annually to acknowledge the outstanding local government unit nutrition programs and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) in Metro Manila.

They were determined by the inter-agency Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) based on the results of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) and BNS Evaluation conducted earlier this year.

LGUs that have excelled in specific categories were also given awards. Special Awards were given to Taguig City (Best in Documentation of Nutrition Program); Valenzuela City (Most Innovative in Nutrition Program Implementation); Pasay City (Best in LGU Investments in Nutrition); Quezon City (Best in Resource Generation and Mobilization); Pasig City (Best in Barangay Nutrition Program Implementation); and Mandaluyong City (Best Infant Young Child Feeding Initiatives and Most Improved Nutritional Status of Children).

DOH-NCR Director and Chair of the Regional Nutrition Committee, Eduardo Janairo said that it was only fitting to recognize the efforts of local government units in improving the nutrition situation of their respective localities.

“We need to recognize the invaluable contributions of the BNSs who have been our partners in delivering nutrition and related programs to the community,” Janairo said.

“Being frontline nutrition workers, they provide basic nutrition and related services to the community, particularly to the families of underweight children,” he added.

Janairo also stressed that he had high hopes that the awards will motivate not only the awardees but all the LGUs to keep on striving to mitigate hunger and malnutrition. (PNA)

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