NNC bares regional nutrition awardees
By Gemma Tabao
Tacloban City (30 September) -- After several months of careful and comprehensive evaluation on the local level implementation of the nutrition programs and projects in the region, the regional technical working group on nutrition headed by National Nutrition Council (NNC) Regional Director Carina Santiago, has finally came up with the nutrition awardees for the current year 2006 during the regional deliberation held recently.
Acknowledged winners are the Municipality of Limasawa in Southern Leyte as the Outstanding Municipality and Maasin City as the Outstanding City based on the evaluation results.
Also pronounced awardees for the year are Sonia Evardone of Northern Samar who was adjudged as the Outstanding Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, and Leni Ramos of Tacloban City as the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar in the Eastern Visayas region.
The selection of winners was based on the effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of the nutrition programs in the different localities, as a result of the monitoring and evaluation conducted regionwide.
The regional nutrition monitoring and evaluation is a yearly activity of the Regional Technical Working Group on Nutrition, the purpose of which is to assess the impact of the health and nutrition efforts of the government in addressing the malnutrition problem of the country.
The regional evaluation team that conscientiously did the efforts of the evaluation is composed of the National Nutrition Council, Department of Health, Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Trade and Industry, National Economic Development Authority, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture, Commission on Population and the Eastern Visayas State University, among others. (PIA-8) [top]