Members of a national interagency evaluating team on nutrition visited the town of Jagna on March 24-28, 2014. Ms. Jasmine Tandingan, team leader, and Ms. Strawberry Francia came from the National Nutrition Council Central Office in Manila; Ms. Xarina Dominique David comes from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); Dr. Parolita Mission is from the National Nutrition Council 7 with Ms. Nasudi Soluta.
The national evaluating team visited the town to verify if the municipality has been consistent in implementing its programs in nutrition for the last 3 years to qualify for the second year of the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award dubbed “1st Year CROWN Maintenance Award”.
Last November 5, 2013 at the Philippine National Convention Center in Pasay City, the Municipality of Jagna was a recipient of the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award for the year 2013 with its flagship program “A Nutritionally Well-informed Citizenry is a Well-nourished Community”. It received a cash award of Php500,000.00. The award is to be used for nutrition projects and subject to strict compliance to the Commission on Audit guidelines.
The Municipal Nutrition Council members led by Municipal Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla were present during the welcome program to set the guidelines for the evaluation. Mrs. Anita G. Ocmeja, municipal nutrition action officer, presented the accomplishments of the council.
Mrs. Julieta Manliguez of the Provincial Nutrition Office assisted the national evaluating team.