Province prepares for regional and national evaluation - Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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Province prepares for regional and national evaluation

By on March 28, 2017

The province’s nutritional status and nutrition programs will be evaluated by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Regional Level on April 17-21 and the National Level on May 29-June 2. The province awaits if it has maintained the CROWN Award for the second time.

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The Provincial Nutrition Council-Technical Working Group (PNC-TWG) recently concluded the provincial evaluation which started on January 16. All the 15 municipalities of the province were evaluated of their Municipal Nutrition Committees (MNC) along with 30 Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNC) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS). The PNC-TWG travelled mountainous, wet and rough roads just to reach far-flung barangays – Didipio, Kasibu; Balangabang, Kayapa; Malico, Santa Fe; and Biruk, Dupax del Sur to name a few.

The provincial evaluation team usually consisted of Provincial Nutrition Officer Luzviminda Ragpa, Cristina Opeña (evaluation team chairman) of OPAg, Milagros Sicat of PSWDO, Delia Agunoy of ENRO, Marjorie Barlolong of Budget Office, Bergrio Lorenzo of PAIAD, Cristie Sampaga of RIC, Elnora Dalloran of DENR, Blessila Ramos of NVSU, Marilou Roderos of DepEd, and staff from the Nutrition Office – Sharon Perez, Aurora Bella Bisquera and Elsie Ramirez.

As per records, all municipalities have improved their program efficiency in nutrition programs. The nutritional status of pre-schoolers and school children in the province also improved as to the assessment conducted based on the 3 assessment tools – weight for age, weight for height and, height/length for age. #bg

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