The National Nutrition Council (NNC) through its representatives Gelain Pet Trabado (4th from left) turned over on Tuesday (August 15, 2017) a check worth P924,025 for the province's nutrition advocacy programs in Pototan, Tigbauan, Concepcion and Passi City. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias received the check on behalf of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (5th from left) together with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado (3rd from right) and other provincial government personnel.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (3rd from right, back row) joins Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial (5th from right, back row) and other officials in the national launching of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The five-year program is being pushed by the government to improve the nutrition situation especially in the countryside.
The Municipality of New Lucena is adjudged as this year's most nutritionally improved town with only 2.08% malnutrition prevalence rate out of 43 local government units in Iloilo. The officials of the rural health unit received the award during the culminating ceremony for Nutrition Month held in Iloilo Provincial Capitol on July 27.