Nutrition advocates give Christmas treat to women,kids in Bayambang 

December 13, 2016 at 7:54 am Leave a comment


Bayambang – More tha 200 pregnant and lactating mothers and their children felt the joy of early Christmas as the National Nutrition Council in the Ilocos (NNC-1) and the Regional Organization of Nutrition Development Advocates 1 (RONDA 1) brought here the 2016 RONDA Civic Advocacy activities.
The event, which was conducted on December 2 and was packed with surprises, was highlighted through gift-giving, raffle, story-telling and kids’ play, medical and nutrition services, orientation on the first 1000 days of pregnancy, and livelihood demo on buro making.
The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Pangasinan Chapter also initiated a forum and press conference.
NNC-1 Regional Nutrition Coordinator Ma. Eileen Blanco said that the municipality of Bayambang was chosen to be the beneficiary because it was identified as the poorest municipality in the region and fourth with highest rate of malnutrition nationwide.
For his part, Mayor Cezar T. Quiambao said that his administration is focusing on anti-poverty programs to address the primary problem in his town.
He also expressed his gratitude to the NNC for helping the town in coping with poverty and malnutrition through implementation of specific programs like the Early Childhood Care and Development.
He gladly announced that his town will be a recipient of ECCD program fund amounting to P5 million in 2017
“Starting December 5, we will be starting with our 120-day feeding program and we will be spending a total of P6 million specifically for this purpose, with an objective to eradicate malnutrition in the municipality and get Bayambang out from the list of malnourished children,” Quiambao said.
He also added that his administration will ensure that pregnant and would-be pregnant mothers as well as lactating moms will be taken cared of and shall regularly be checked by physicians once they get pregnant to keep babies in their wombs safe, in-line with the purpose of the First 1000 days program of the NNC.
Meanwhile, he also encouraged his constituents to keep themselves busy for improving their lives. He added that backyard gardening might be a good start for them to help alleviate their economic condition at the grassroots.  (PIA)

Advertisements

Entry filed under: News.

PARCCOM to Congress: Pass Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill SSS conducts on-site registration services for Pangasinan media

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Welcome to Northern Watch Online.You are visitor no.

  • 615,802 since Feb. 10, 2009

Events Watch

sugod agri-expo Photobucket

Last Week’s Cartoon

Photobucket

Day Watch

December 2016
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Regional blogs & blog posts
Regional blogs
Media blogs
Opinion blogs
Community blogs

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,339 other followers


%d bloggers like this: