LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—To further strengthen the integrated efforts in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the nutrition program for the province, the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC) recently conducted its second regular consultative meeting under the present administration.
The meeting served as a venue in providing updates and strategies as well as feedbacking of nutrition program concerns from each member agency.
During the meeting, Dra. Cielo E. Almoite, MPH Provincial Health Officer, who represented Dra. Ana Maria Teresa S. De Guzman, Provincial Health Officer II said the activity is focused on the past and upcoming activities for the remaining six (6) months of the year primarily the nutrition evaluation on the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro) for the selected municipalities, the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) and other issues and concerns.
MELLPI Pro is the updated monitoring and evaluation framework and system for assessment of initiatives including policy and legislation for the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition at the local level.
It can be recalled that Governor Ramon V. Guico III has set his sights in giving priority to the health and wellness of the people by providing quality health services to include proper nutrition especially of the children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Almoite stressed the vital role of the council in achieving the goals of the provincial government as she further stated that PNC plays pivotal role in registering a win for the 2022 evaluation.
“Napakalaki ang role na ginampanan ng mga members ng ating PNC noong tayo ay ene-valuate ng RNET. Naniniwala naman ako na since very functional naman po yong ating PNC ay naniniwala naman po kami na muli po natin makukuha yong panalo for 2022 na performance po natin,”she said.
In addition, Dr. Almoite said that one of the major activities this July is the Nutrition Month celebration which is anchored on the theme: “HEALTHY DIET gawing affordable FOR ALL.”
Other reports presented by Nutrition Program Manager Analiza S. Miranda include the vision of the nutrition program :“Pangasinan-Home of well-nourished and healthiest Pangasinense” and its mission “To guarantee an effective, accessible, affordable and adequate quality nutrition and health care to all levels of the society particularly the marginalized through an effective partnership with local government and other stakeholders.” (PangasinanPIO)