GINGOOG City — Gingoog city government is vying for the Nutrition Honor Award (NHA) after its consistent maintenance of exemplary nutrition program implementation for two executive years.
Department of Health (DOH) accords this award to local government units that can obtain grades ranging from 98-100 percent to be determined by the members of the national evaluation team composed by the National Nutrition Council (NNC).
Expressing her gratitude to all stakeholders, Mayor Marie de Lara Guingona said, “We do this effort not because of the award but because this is right and just for our malnourished children whose lives could have been worsened in City Nutrition Council (CNC) movers have not performed their tasks efficiently and effectively.”
According to city health officer Dr. Grace Jadol, prior to the administration of Guingona, Gingoog city has been keeping a record of malnourishment with the prevalence rate of 14.3 percent.
The local legislative body also approved funds for the city nutrition program as its support.
“Our city council values as well the health and wellness of our children. Our Sangguniang Panlungsod members cannot afford that our children suffer every now and then. As your lawmakers, we ensure that every Gingoognon has the right to be well-nourished,” city councilor Winfred Militante, Jr., SP committee chair on health said. (gingoog media bureau)