The Municipal Nutrition Council’s actions and strategies in the year 2013 contained in the Municipal Nutrition Action Plan (MNAP) were under review during the Strategic Planning and Program Implementation Review on December 19, 2013 held at the Capt. Goyo Hall. Ms. Julieta Manliguez, provincial nutrition coordinator provided inputs.
Participants during the review were barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), barangay nutrition councils (BNC) of the 33 barangays in the municipality, the municipal nutrition action officer and the municipal nutrition coordinator.
Part of the review conducted were evaluation of records of the BNC, BNS, MNC and purok centers. A feedbacking and open forum followed the review.
Jagna’s Municipal Nutrition Council has received awards from the National Nutrition Council Region 7 and National Nutrition Council for successful program implementation in nutrition. It was awarded a cash prize of Php 500,000.00 last November 5, 2013 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City being a Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) for maintaining its outstanding status in 3 years. The religious implementation on the program Pabasa sa Nutrisyon has earned national recognition for the past 3 years.
The municipality’s focus on healthy lifestyle and good nutrition through better information dissemination has made compliance in the barangays uncomplicated. Better understanding was achieved through constant drilling during radio program and visits to barangays. Topics in nutrition education range from promotion of good nutrition including exclusive breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding and food production.
Direct interventions were not set aside. Supplemental feeding in collaboration with NGO partner Philos Health played a significant role in combating malnutrition. Farmers Field School on rice production technology, organic vegetable production and corn production technology in barangays were implemented.
Purok Center empowerment is one of the strategies employed in the year 2013. Constant monitoring by the council is a strategy that made compliance in the barangays efficient.
Consistent implementation and monitoring of programs were strategies of the MNC that made implementation of programs successful. Persistence in following up the programs with the BNS and BNC paved the way for ease in compliance to tasks and responsibilities in the barangays.