Davao City nutrition body meets for MELLPI
By Rose B. Palacio
Davao City (28 April) -- City Health Officer Dr. Josephine Villafuerte said members of the Davao City Nutrition Council met yesterday (Friday) at the City Nutrition Office which is headed by Nutrition division chief Venus Millana parimarily and discussed the coming evaluation on the implementation of nutrition the various districts in Davao and planned the activities for the forthcoming monthlong Nutrition celebration on July.
Ms. Millana said the City Nutrition Committee will lead this year's Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) apart from the city's effort to focus on preschoolers and children to reduce malnutrition incidence in Davao City.
MELLPI nutrition evaluation will start on May 2 in the 2nd district such as in Bunawan and Tibungco; in Calinan riverside, Talomo south and Catalunan Pequeno including Mandug and Buhangin.
The nutrition assessment program implementation is one of the major highlights of the yearly MELLPI and Search for the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar for 2007.
During the nutrition council meeting yesterday, Ms. Millana explained that MELLPI is a yearly evaluation of nutrition program which gives recognition to barangays involved in the nutrition implementation of the government and improvement among our constituents.
After assessing all nutrition program implementation in the city,, the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) led by National Nutrition Council regional head Ma. Teresa Ungson will also assess the nutrition programs chosen by the city MELLPI.
To be evaluated are the local nutrition programs and projects, activities and accomplishments of nutrition for 2006.
Results of the MELLPI will be the recipients of the awards from various categories that will be given by the National Nutrition Council, said NNC regional head Ms. Ungson.
Several awards are at stake like the Regional Green Banner Award; Kaugmaon Award; Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar; and various certificates of recognition to be given to all local government units (LGUs) which actively participated in the MELLPI.
Right now, the city government has scheduled the evaluation starting May 2 and will assess all performances of barangay nutrition scholars in eight political districts in Davao City.
From this evaluation and assessment, the City Nutrition Committee will determine who will be the Outstanding Nutrition Scholar of Davao City who will represent the city in the Regional Search for the Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar in the region, Ms. Millana said. (PIA-XI) [top]