The National Nutrition Council (NNC) recently confers Valenzuela City Health Department (VCHD) with three prestigious citations that affirm the city’s effective project implementation and management.
During NNC’s Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held on July 28 at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City, the Valenzuela City Nutrition Committee was hailed first runner-up in the 2015 Outstanding Local Government Unit (LGU) in Program Implementation and Management, Best in Program Effectiveness, and Most Innovative LGU in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Passing on the passion
After the July celebration of the National Nutrition Month dubbed as, “First 1000 Days ni Baby Pahalagahan Para sa Malusog na Kinabukasan,” VCHD extends its sense of passion and pride to the chosen individuals, groups, and institutions that have proven themselves as reliable stakeholders which positively contributed to the efficient delivery of nutrition programs for Valenzuelanos.
Winners of (a) NutriQuiz, the first inter-health center nutrition challenge for testing the knowledge of barangay health workers on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF); (b) Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) 2015, a search for the best performing BNS in the city; and (c) urban gardening contest, a city-wide annual gardening contest participated by certain households, schools and communities, together with the carefully chosen (d) “Hall Of Famers,” were conferred with certificates and gift prizes during the awarding ceremonies of 2016 Nutrition Month Celebration Culminating Activity held on August 2 at the AVR of Valenzuela City Legislative Building.
Below were the awardees during the event:
1st Place: Elysian / Manotoc BHWs
2nd Place: Punturin BHWs
3rd Place: Pinalagad / Serrano BHWs
Most Outstanding BNS 2015
Ms. Analiza Camus of Barangay Pasolo
Annual Home, School and Community Vegetable Garden Contest Winners for 2016
1st Place: Marites Rita’s Garden of Barangay Bignay
2nd Place: Gregorio Dizon’s Garden of Barangay Parada
3rd Place: Cecilio Magbanua’s Garden of Barangay Marulas
Consolation Prizes: Fe Bermejo’s Garden of Barangay Malanday and Anita Tambic’s Garden of Barangay Lawang Bato
1st Place: Caruhatan West Elementary School
2nd Place: Malanday Elementary School
3rd Place: Lingunan Elementary School
Consolation Prizes: Lawang Bato Elementary School and Tugatog Elementary School
1st Place: Coloong Community Garden
2nd Place: Punturin Community Garden
3rd Place: Purok 4 Community Garden
Consolation Prizes: Lingunan Community Garden and Ugong Community Garden
Hall of Famers
Mr. Eduardo Materum (Principal of Marulas Elementary School) – The person behind the consistent winning of Marulas Elementary School in the urban gardening contest, Valenzuela City schools category, for three consecutive years.
PB Ricardo de Guzman (Punong Barangay of Balangkas) – Punong Barangay of the only barangay government in the city that was able to acquire a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), which helps mother-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in generating market produce for their additional family income.
Mr. Ariel San Buenaventura (a person with disability from Brgy. Mapulang Lupa) – An epitome of environmental concern that inspires the public that if a PWD can emerge as Champion in Cong. Win Gatchalian’s Urban Gardening Contest, everybody else can also do backyard farming if they will it.