LGU Balaoan bags Pabasa Sa Nutrisyon Outstanding Award again
For the second year in a row, LGU Balaoan received the PabasasaNutriyon Outstanding Award from the Philippine Association of Nutrition (PAN) Inc. during the PAN Annual Convention on July 7, 2016.
The annual PabasaSaNutrisyon (PSN) award which was launched last 2003 recognizes the outstanding achievement of the local government units and non-government organizations that have adopted the project in the communities.
The PSN program is an information-sharing type of activity that targets breastfeeding mothers, pregnant women and mothers of malnourished children to teach them the proper selection and preparation of food served to families that are both affordable and nutritious, coupled with adoption of proper nutrition practices and healthy lifestyle. This initiative helps in the reduction of malnutrition down to the barangay level.
This award is a testament that Balaoan LGU is steadfast on its goal of fighting malnutrition which affects mostly our mothers and young kids. Malnutrition rate in Balaoan has continuously been going down from 5.49% in 2023 to the present 2016 rate of 2.72%.The success of the nutrition program is attributed to the active participation of health workers, Barangay Nutrition scholars and other stakeholders with the strong support of municipal and barangay officials.