Local chief urges specific recommendations to solve malnutrition

  • July 12, 2017
  • Ma. Rebecca G. Cadavos

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 12 (PIA) – In a meeting held with the city Nutrition committee members, Maasin City Mayor Nacional V. Mercado urged the local health personnel to come up with specific recommendations in order overcome malnutrition problems in the locality.

“In order to overcome the problems of malnutrition throughout Maasin City, I urged those oficials and department agencies concerned to make specific recommendations and present it in the next nutrition meeting,” the city mayor said who presided over the meeting attended by Nutrition Committee members from the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), PIA, city social welfare office, local agriculture, among other rural health personnel.


The nutrition committee listed top 10 barangays with the highest nutrition rate, such as Bactul II, Pansaan, Sto. Rosario, Acasia, Bato II and Sta. Rosa, Baugo, Nati and Nonol Norte, Libertad, San Jose and Hantag.

Mercado said that attention of parents, especially those with malnourished children should be called up and the city government to help them overcome the malnutrition issues. “Monitor the results of each activity given to the malnourished child, especially after the supplemental feeding sessions and report the results of the health interventions,” he said.

He added that parents should be informed on the status of their children and result of each intervention.

The meeting held at the city mayor‘s conference room, Friday, also tackled nutrition month celebration activities for this month of July which carries the theme, “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life.”

Maasin City Nutrition Action Team planned activities for nutrition month celebration were as follows: Anthropometric measurement, Blood pressure; waist/height measurement for Maasin City employees; distribution of seeds; supplemental feeding; Nutrition Congress; educational visit; and nutrition culmination activity; among the few. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)

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