MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some 141 Barangay Health and Nutrition Workers (BHNW) obtained a “refresher course” of their roles within the Mandaue City’s diet program.
This was after the Mandaue City Health Office (MCHO) held a two-day diet month discussion board for BHNWs on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Josephine Aniñon, CHO’s diet officer IV, stated that the exercise was carried out to refresh BHNWs of their roles within the metropolis’s diet packages.
Aniñon stated BHNWs have been essential within the metropolis’s diet marketing campaign as they have been the frontliners visiting homes, and discovering malnourished kids within the barangays amongst others.
The diet discussion board will final on Friday, July 15.
The MCHO additionally carried out an agricultural honest and free medical service final week for the kick-off of the town’s diet month celebration.
Aniñon stated one in all their fundamental priorities can be to enhance the well being of all stunted and malnourished kids within the metropolis.
The CHO conducts operation timbang” for youngsters 0 to 59 months throughout each first quarter of the 12 months.
Aniñon stated that they’d additionally launched the dietary supplementation program, feeding wasted kids of nutritious meals for 120 days.
She stated that they might even be launching their 120-day milk feeding program quickly which might in all probability occur subsequent month.
The dietary supplementation program is for youngsters aged 6 months to 23 months whereas the milk feeding can be for these stunted kids aged 2 to five years outdated, stated Aniñon.
Ann Catherine Songahid, a BHNW in barangay Maguikay stated that based mostly on her observations, the issue was not simply due to poverty but additionally how dad and mom would monitor and handle their kids.
“Makapakaon man, ang problema ang ila’ng pag-atiman,” stated Songahid.
(They can feed their kids however the issue is the way in which they handle their kids.)
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