CGO Iriga undergoes monitoring activity for MELLPI Pro

photo courtesy of Lungsod Ng Iriga

The City Government of Iriga underwent a monitoring activity for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro). Held at the 2F DTI-SSF ICT Building, this event aimed to assess the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) at the local level. MELLPI Pro evaluates progress in reducing wasting, stunting, and overweight among children by assessing six dimensions essential for effective nutrition program management: (1) Vision and Mission, (2) Nutrition Laws and Policies, (3) Governance and Organizational Structure, (4) Local Nutrition Committee Management Functions, (5) Nutrition Interventions/Services, and (6) Change in the Nutritional Status in the LGU.

The Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) was comprised of two teams. Team A, consisting of Ms. Catalina Austria from the Nutritionists Dietitians Association of the Philippines, Camarines Sur, and Ms. Maria Sofia Horlador from the National Nutrition Council, visited Brgy. San Vicente Sur to evaluate Ms. Marujane Santillan for the search for the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) in the region. Team B included Ms. Mia Panimdim from Camarines Sur Polytechnic College, Ms. Carmela Nopia from the Department of Interior and Local Government, Ms. Rubee Ann Jallores from the Department of Agriculture, Ms. Diorellie Santiago from the National Nutrition Council, and Ms. Arlene Reario, the Nutrition Program Coordinator of the National Nutrition Council Region V. This team evaluated LGU Iriga in collaboration with the city’s focal persons for nutrition, the City Nutrition Action Officer (CNAO), Dr. Mark Issachar F. Gonzalgo, and the City Nutrition Program Coordinator (CNPC), Ms. Kristy R. Flotildes.

The Iriga City Nutrition Committee, composed of program coordinators and department heads from LGU Iriga, provided full support for the evaluation. This collaborative effort underscores the city’s commitment to improving the nutritional status of its residents and ensuring the effective implementation of PPAN.

The successful conduct of this monitoring activity highlights Iriga City’s proactive approach to addressing nutrition-related challenges and promoting the well-being of its community. This evaluation not only marks a significant milestone in the city’s nutrition initiatives but also sets a foundation for future improvements and sustained efforts in enhancing public health

(Source: Lungsod Ng Iriga)

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