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New system to evaluate implementation local nutrition action plan

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By Rich Reduble

The national government through the National Nutrition Council (NCC) will implement a monitoring and evaluation system among different local government units in the country including the Province of Palawan, in a bid to help intensify nutrition programs in the local level.

The national government through the National Nutrition Council (NCC) will implement a monitoring and evaluation system among different local government units in the country including the Province of Palawan, in a bid to help intensify nutrition programs in the local level.

The system is known as Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro).

Under MELLPI Pro, the nutrition action plans of 23 municipalities will undergo evaluation to determine if they are addressing properly the health needs of Palaweños.

Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) Rachel T. Paladan said that the new system is an easier means that will facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of nutrition programs, therefore addressing properly the nutrition needs of areas where malnutrition is prevalent.

The province has been awarded as the Most Dynamic Province on Nutrition Program Implementation in the region two years ago by the NCC.

This year, Palawan has a Malnutrition Prevalence Rate of 8.98 percent.

The provincial government last year successfully conducted the first provincial nutrition summit.

This month of July is observed as Nutrition Month.