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Bohol aims for Nutri Hall of Fame in 2010

Tagbilaran City (4 June) -- Aiming for the Nutrition Hall of Fame this time, Bohol gets on to its marks and prepares the sprint to its fourth crown.

Already bagging in three consecutive years the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) for provincial category, winning this year's Hall of Fame award would be a crowning glory for Provincial Nutrition Council Chairman and out-going Governor Erico Aumentado upon whose term Bohol consistently bagged the annual award.

Last Friday, evaluators from the National Nutrition Council and the Department of Health (DOH) wrapped up its four day visit and nutrition programs evaluation in Bohol, says Juliet Manliguez, Provincial Nutrition Coordinator at the Provincial Health Office.

According to Manliguez, who also won the Best Nutrition Coordinator in 2009, the evaluation team visited two towns to pore into their Municipal Nutrition programs as part of Bohol's over-all rating.

With its institutionalized Rice Accelerated Emergency Response (RACER) as a prime anti-hunger mitigation satnding alongside with brisk campaign for vegetable gardening as Capitol handed out seeds of high value commercial crops and vegetables, Bohol's bid to elevate the nutritional condition of its people was boosted.

Being a CROWN winner since 2006, winning another nutrition accolade this year would be the biggest legacy for outgoing Governor Aumentado who was also credited for raising the rice sufficiency level in Bohol to 113%.

Aumentado goes to Congress to represent Bohol second District beginning July 1.

This year, the Provincial Nutrition Council, in coordination with the National Anti-Hunger Mitigation Program funded the Nutrition school on the Air until December 2009 and handled by the Philippine Information Agency.

Feeding programs and fund raising activities in the towns have also been considered as key points to give Bohol the crown this year, sources said.

Last year, it was almost a sweep for Bohol as Tagbilaran City only bowed out to Lapulapu who invested P28M for the program they implemented in their city.

Bohol took the third CROWN while Tubigon town bagged its second in a row award for towns in the region. (PIA-Bohol) [top]

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