Nutrition Drive Seen to Curb Malnutrition

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Nutrition Drive Seen to Curb Malnutrition


PAGADIAN CITY (PIA) - The Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) through Dr. Joshua Brillantes, chief of the Technical Division of the Center for Health and Development-Department of Health in Region 9 (CHD-DoH 9) during the culmination program of the 36th Nutrition Month celebration held recently at a hotel here gave great importance to nutrition in addressing the malnutrition problem in the region.

Brillantes underscored that "nutrition should be observed by all of us not only every month of July but from womb-to-tomb so as to reduce if not to eliminate malnutrition in our area."

He urged to strengthen the government's program on nutrition being implemented by the local government units (LGUs) through the support of the different stakeholders to enable the people to have a better access on health and make LGUs in the region, the healthiest in the country.

He also said that the DoH has an investment plan for health by providing fund assistance to Maternal, Newborn Care, Health and Nutrition (MNCHAN) in order to come up with an effective delivery of health services to the public.

Mayor Samuel Co in his message read by City Administrator Rufino Amor said, the city government through the City Nutrition Action Office (CNAO) is actively supporting the nutrition program by visiting villages to discuss functions of basic food groups, Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos, Complementary Feeding, conducts Operation Timbang, Health and Nutrition classes to 10 priority villages. …

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