Valencia City Bags Nutrition Honor Award

As a result of continued efforts on implementing nutrition program in the city, the Valencia City Nutrition Committee (CNC) has finally achieved the highest award on nutrition, the Nutrition Honor Award (NHA).

NHA is considered as the most prestigious nutrition award conferred to a local government unit that has increasingly improved further its outstanding performance and held the record in the region for six (6) consecutive years. Valencia City is the 8th local government unit in Region 10 that received the award.

The city was able to achieve the award through the accomplishments and strong implementation of sustainable programs on nutrition such as the Pabasa Sa Nutrisyon, Livelihood Assistance, Supplementary Feeding, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Nutrition in Emergencies, establishment of Nutriland, and other programs that help achieve healthy lifestyle.

This was also made possible through the hard work and support of the CNC members chaired by City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas together with Hon. Policarpo P. Murillo IV M.D., Local Agencies, Non- Government Agencies, Technical Working Group, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, and the City Nutrition Committee Office Staff headed by City Nutrition Action Officer HazeL P. Dondonayos, RND, MGA.

Valencia City will formally receive the award on December 13, 2016 at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) at Pasay City, Manila.

The city government pledged to continue serving the public and improve its nutrition programs.

By Julie Ann Q. Colipano - City Nutrition Office Staff