June 22nd, 2012
by: Flordelis E. Jackson
The members of the Biliran Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) met with the Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs) of the eight municipalities of Biliran province today, June 21 at the Biliran Provincial Hospital Conference Hall in Naval, Biliran regarding the upcoming nutrition month.
In a letter-invitation sent to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Biliran Provincial Information Center’s Dr. Alfonso Veneracion, Provincial Health Officer, who is also the Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) said that the main agenda of the conference is the discussion of the results of the 2011 Provincial Nutrition Evaluation.
He said that the results and findings of the 2011 nutrition evaluation will serve as a benchmark in improving the implementation of the activities and projects of the PNC relative to the nutrition program of Biliran province.
He added that the activities to be conducted in celebration of the Nutrition Month in July 2012 in Biliran province will form part of the agenda of the meeting.
The PNC will consult and coordinate with the MNAOs regarding the activities in their respective municipalities to highlight July as the nutrition month.
This year’s Nutrition Month celebration will focus on the promotion of vegetables as an important dish in the daily meal of every Filipino family.
In the municipality of Naval, the capital town of Biliran province, Nascencia Abad, MNAO, said in an interview recently that families in the 26 barangays of Naval town were mandated to have their own backyard garden to be assured of a continuous supply of fresh vegetables everyday. (PIA 8, Biliran)
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