CHO strengthens brgy nutrition committees PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 14:07

The City Health Office with support from the ACF (Action Against Hunger) International is intensifying efforts to strengthen Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNCs) in the city specifically in the 8 barangays hosting transitory sites.

City Health Officer Rodel Agbuloso recently initiated a gathering of barangay chairmen from Baliwasan, Kasanyangan, Mampang, Mariki, Rio Hondo, Taluksangay, Tulungatung and Upper Calarian to discuss objectives for the formation/ activation or reactivation of the BNCs as well as plan initial steps regarding the activity.

The gathering, held from August 18-20 at a local hotel coincided with the Training Workshop of BNC on Nutrition Program Management.

Aside from the 8 concerned barangays, BNCs will also be activated in the 10 transitory sites.

The plan for the activation or reaction of the BNC/s is primarily to develop a comprehensive Barangay Nutrition Action Plan (BNAP) which will serve as blue print of planned activities by BNC members and allot appropriate budget accordingly. It is also to formulate efficient and sustainable nutrition and health interventions in the    BNAP to solving identified problems related to nutrition and health in the community.

Agbulos said the plan is also to integrate BNAP to Barangay Development Plan (BDP) to ensure appropriate funding for the activities to materialize, establish linkages with CHO, local government units and non-government organizations to mobilize efforts and resources for collaborative work and achieve a common goal and ultimately to create an integrated mechanism in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and activities at the community level. — Sheila Covarrubias