BAGUIO CITY, Oct.10 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the region recognized the nutrition champions during the 2018 Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held October 4 at the Supreme Hotel here.
They are the Outstanding Local Government Units and Barangay Nutrition Scholars that have efficiently and effectively implemented local nutrition programs which led to healthier infants, young children, and mothers in their respective communities.
The City of Baguio and the municipality of Alfonso Lista in Ifugao were cited for their exemplary implementation of nutrition programs that resulted in the significant reduction of malnutrition and undernutrition cases in their areas.
Alfonso Lista was recognized for being a recipient of the Nutrition Honor Award (NHA) for having been a Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner on Nutrition for six consecutive years.
Baguio City, on the other hand, was awarded the 2nd year Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Maintenance and will vie for NHA next year.
The regional most outstanding implementer on nutrition, provincial level was conferred to the Province of Benguet while Tublay was conferred the CROWN award and region's most outstanding implementer on nutrition in the municipal level.
Cited as the provincial most outstanding implementer on nutrition, municipal level green banner awardees are Tublay for Benguet; municipality of Hungduan for Ifugao, municipality of Balbalan for Kalinga, and the municipality of Sagada for Mountain Province.
Meanwhile, Imelda Dela Cruz-Dagupon of Barangay Imelda Village in Baguio City bagged the most coveted Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS) for garnering the highest rating among the BNS in the region in the evaluation conducted by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team.
Finalists include Florita Agulin of Barangay Gawaan, Balbalan, Kalinga; Divina S. Guilanda, Barangay Sagpat in Kibungan, Benguet; Guillerma D. Wagsingan of Barangay Tuga, Tabuk City and Maribel M. Bu-ucan of Barangay Poblacion East, Lamut, Ifugao.
Special awards were also given to LGUs with consistent decrease in the stunting prevalence among 0-59 months pre-school children from 2015 to 2017 and LGUs with less than 10% stunting prevalence among 0-59 months pre-school children in 2017, and best Barangay Nutrition Committee based on a search conducted by the province or city.
Retired nutrition action officer and district nutrition program coordinators were also recognized during the regional warding. (JDP/MAWC - PIA CAR)