By Rey Anthony Chiu/PIA-Bohol | 07:45 PM August 19, 2021
Central Visayas (CV) Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) picks Bohol Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) as this year’s Overall Best Performing Local Nutrition Committee (LNC), an honor marked by drastically reducing malnutrition in implementing programs and policies that address the province’s underweight, stunted and severely wasted children.
In the 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation of the Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) and the subsequent deliberations of the RNET, Bohol stood above the rest, outshining other local governments in the implementation of Vision and Mission, Governance and Organizational Structure and Local Nutrition Committee Management based on the MELLPI Pro tool.
As such, Bohol PNC was be recognized as one of the Best Performing Local Nutrition Committee for 2021.
Also getting their honors were Municipality of Balilihan, Municipality of Sierra Bullones and Municipality of Bien Unido for the best performing LNC in the municipality levels and Tagbilaran City, according to the Provincial Nutrition Coordinator Glenda Grafilo, at the recent Kapihan sa PIA.
The local nutrition cluster of Ubay town also won this year’s outstanding Local Nutrition Cluster in the Visayas for 2021.
Based on the results of the 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation of the Local Level Plan Implementation and the subsequent deliberations of the RNET with consideration of the results of the online nutrition service continuity survey in LGUs conducted in the first quarter of this year, Ubay soared above the rest and outshone other local governments, showing strength and resilience by placing nutrition at the centerpiece of their Covid-19 response.
Moreover, Talibon Mayor Janette A. Garcia received a Certificate of Recognition as Nutrition Champion in the past year’s nutrition program for the town while Joanna Faye Obdulia B. Reserva, the Municipal Nutrition Action Officer (MNAO) of Tubigon, Bohol was cited as Outstanding Regional Local Nutrition Action Officer of the Year.
This year’s LNC evaluation looked into the vision and mission of the LNC as Dimension 1, the local Nutrition Laws and Policies for dimension 2, Governance and Organizational Structure for dimension 3 and Local Nutrition Committee Management as dimension 4 based on the monitoring and evaluation of local level plans implementation protocols (MELLPI Pro).
The MELLPI Pro replaces the old MELLPI tool which assessed the local nutrition program using efficiency and effectiveness criteria while the new tool emphasizes on the assessment of LGUs’ progress toward compliance to quality standards; evidence-based validation; and mentoring through joint discussion for learning and actions with the LGU and nutrition workers assessed.
Using the same parameters for barangay LNCs, the regional evaluation committee picked Barangay Boctol, Balilihan for outstanding performance in vision and mission, their local Nutrition Laws and Policies, Governance and Organizational Structure and Local Nutrition Committee Management, while Barangay Datag Norte, Balilihan also was cited by the RNET for its outstanding governance and organizational structure.
RNET also picked as Best Performing LNC Barangay Level, barangay Salvador, Sierra Bullones for its local nutrition laws and policies, governance and organizational structure as well as nutrition committee management.
Barangay Lataban of Sierra Bullones was also cited Best Performing LNC Barangay Level for Governance and Organizational Structure, while Barangay Liberty of Bien Unido is Best Performing LNC Barangay Level for the same Governance and Organizational Structure.
Also winning the same recognition are Tagbilaran City’s Manga LNC for Governance and Organizational Structure and its Changes in Nutrition Status; and Cabawan LNCs for Governance and Organizational Structure and Local Nutrition Committee Management based on the MELLPI Pro. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)