NNC-2 conducts trainings on basic course for BNS

September 11, 2015 5:55 am 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Sept. 10 — The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in Region 2, in its aspiration to innovate and improve the nutrition situation of every barangay, conducted a five-day training on the Basic Course for Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) among teams of able trainers of different municipalities in Region II recently in Baguio City.

NNC-2 Regional Director Rhodora G. Maestre, said the trainers were primarily the District/City/Municipal Nutrition Program Coordinators (D/C/MNPCs) as well as Nutrition Action Officers (NAOs), and Nutritionist-Dietitians (NDs).

The training course consists of six modules designed to assist the trainees in training BNSs to have a common basic knowledge and skills as well as core values and traits that are necessary for them to perform their roles and functions effectively.

The NNC-2 is happy to note that the participants had a tremendous increase in knowledge and skills on BNS program as reflected in the results of their pre- and post-tests. Being enlightened in this training course, the trainees shall utilize their learning in uplifting the capabilities of both existing and new BNS to ensure effective delivery of nutrition and related services.

“This training help me enhance my capabilities and skills as a BNS”, said Realyn Siriban, BNS of San Antonio Lal-lo Cagayan.

Participants were given “Trainer’s Manual on Basic Course for Barangay Nutrition Scholars” and a manual for continuing education of BNSs which will serve as guide of the trainees in conducting trainings and continuing education for BNSs.

NNC-2 shall make an effort to continually improve the capabilities of nutrition workers in Region 2 as part of its vision in ensuring the nutritional well-being of all Filipinos. (PNA)

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