The municipality of San Vincente has won a fourth “Green Banner Award” from the National Nutrition Council for its municipal nutrition program.
Municipal Administrator James Inawasan told Palawan News the award is given by the National Nutrition Council to municipalities that have been effectively implementing nutrition programs in their communities.
San Vicente was chosen to again receive the award based on the results of a local level monitoring conducted by the Council last May 21 and 22.
“Our nutrition program is being implemented through supplemental feeding in all day care centers, check-ups for the pregnant and lactating mother, free seeds and seedlings to the parents. We make sure that all households make their own backyard garden para araw-araw may mapagkunan ng masustansyang pagkain,” Inawasan said.
He noted that San Vicente has allocated P1.3 million for its nutrition-related programs this year, and P1.6 million in 2017.
The evaluation focused on the areas of Barangay Kemdeng which has a high Malnutrition Prevelance Rate (MPR), and Barangay New Agutaya which has the lowest prevalence rate for malnutrition in the town.
Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Rachel Paladan, said San Vicente will be the representating the province in the regional selection for the awards.