Central Visayas LGUs urged to support national nutrition program
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) has urged local government units in Central Visayas to support the nutrition action officers (NAOs) in bringing their programs to the community level.
Exclusive breastfeeding rates continue to fall below target. The number of young children with the minimum acceptable diet is also low, particularly among infants 6-11 months old, the survey showed.
“Clearly there is still lots of work to do,” Dayanghirang said as she called on the more than 300 NAOs who are members of the Central Visayas Association of Nutrition Action Officers (CeVANAO), Inc. to influence the public to eat and live right to address the alarming statistics on stunting, wasting, overweight and obesity.
“We must invest heavily on the “First 1,000 days of life, meaning ensure pregnant mothers to be nutritionally healthy and inclusive breastfeeding of babies until two years old to achieve good results and to address stunting, wasting among children,” she said.Read more: Manila Bulletin News
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