Camiguin puts nutrition on priority

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Camiguin puts nutrition on priority

MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, August 25 (PIA) – Challenged to perform and improve the lives of its constituents, the local executive in Camiguin is batting on ways to curb under and over nutrition rates.

Over and above the existing livelihood and food production assistance, the provincial government here is eyeing to train younger barangay nutrition scholars (BNSs).

Provincial Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo sounded the call last month following the recent conduct of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) on nutrition for Camiguin.

He said it is best to start scouting and train now as most of the health workers are mostly on their 50s.

Romualdo said that while efforts are being put in place, especially in the 120 days feeding program, parents should realize that the health of their children heavily rests on their hands.

11920368_10207305557979189_1468432644_nThe provincial nutrition committee (PNC) just started the “Egg a Day” daily feeding program to identified severely underweight 0-71 months children province wide, and will soon be expanded to cover the underweight brackets with an additional fresh cow’s milk glass.

The municipal and barangay nutrition councils are likewise strengthening their support to the nutrition program as embodied in their nutrition plan which is likewise contributing to the shared target of only 3 percent malnutrition rate by 2016 for the entire province. (JCV/PIA10)

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