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Bohol nutrition scholars go for zero malnutrition

/ 06:51 AM September 29, 2012

BOHOL Gov. Edgar Chatto led the launching of the 10th Barangay Nutrition Scholars Congress at the Bohol Cultural Center on Thursday.

This is to jumpstart its program on zero malnutrition for Bohol in 2015.

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Bohol Association of Barangay Nutrition Scholars president and national Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar awardee Irenea Ordinario cited the strong leadership of Chatto as the organization continues its advocacy for nutrition improvement.

Nutrition programs in the province are implemented by the Provincial Health Office led by Dr. Reymoses Cabagnot and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist headed by Nutrition Action officer Larry Pamugas.

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Chatto recognized the efforts of barangay nutrition scholars and urged them to lead the implementation of various programs, such as Bahay Kubo Food always in the home or Faith, Herbal Organic Plants Enhancement (Hope) and Chicken always raised/ready in the yard (Charity).

The governor said sufficient food leads to proper nutrition, which in turn leads to healthy well-being.

This year’s regional outstanding barangay nutrition scholar awardee Christie Renoblas of Buenos Aires, Tubigon was recognized during the congress.

A barangay nutrition scholar for three years, Renoblas initiated several income generating projects (IGPs) to sustain their regular feeding program in the community. One of the IGPs is the “swine raffle,” where two male and female swine would be given to the residents for reproduction. A few months after birth when the piglets are not anymore put under milk, the residents will give back at least four piglets, of which three would be raffled off and one sold for nutrition fund.

Other IGPs are tilapia fishpond, a BNC garden where they grow vegetables used as ingredients for their feeding and the Palayan sa Nutrition, where one-fourth of the harvested rice is also used for the feeding.

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