Tagum clinches CROWN award anew

TAGUM CITY—The City Government of Tagum’s thrust towards having a healthy community earned its first year CROWN Maintenance Award for Quality Nutrition Programs awarded during the 2018 National Awarding Ceremony last July 31 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

CROWN which stands for Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition is a prestigious award that seeks for entities that give importance for the well-being and nutrition of the people.

The recognition is conferred after an inter-agency National Evaluation Team (NET) affirmed that the efficiency and effectiveness of managing the local nutrition and related programs improved the nutrition well-being of the City of Tagum.

After a rigorous effort in achieving the objectives of the local government, a radical decrease was noted in the prevalence rate of underweight, stunting, and wasting among pre-schoolers of Tagum from 2015 to 2017.

A drastic reduction from 2.5% to 2.2% for underweight, 5.5% from 11.1% for stunting, and 2.6% to 1.6% for wasting was observed among Tagumenyo children.

A CROWN trophy and P100,000 cash prize were awarded by the National Nutrition Council to City of Tagum and was received by City Councilor & City Nutrition Action Officer Jan Dimitri Sator in behalf of Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon together with City Health Officer and City Nutrition Coordinator Dr. Arnel Florendo, CLOO and DILG Jacqueline Esdrelon.

It can be recalled that LGU Tagum was awarded for three consecutive years of being consistent in implementing efficient and effective nutrition programs which drastically decreased the malnutrition index of Tagum from 24% to only 6% in 2017. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum

 

Kagawaran ng Kalusugan, Pambansang Sanggunian sa Nutrisyon (National Nutrition Council) honored City of Tagum as one of the 1st CROWN MAINTENANCE AWARDEES were conferred by the National Nutrition Council to City of Tagum received by City Councilor & City Nutrition Action Officer Jan Dimitri Sator in behalf of Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon together with City Health Officer and City Nutrition Coordinator Dr. Arnel Florendo, CLOO, DILG Jacqueline Esdrelon awarded during the 2018 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City. Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum

 

(Standing) Tagum City Nutrition Team led City Councilor & City Nutrition Action Officer Jan Dimitri Sator together with City Health Officer and City Nutrition Coordinator Dr. Arnel Florendo, CLOO, DILG Jacqueline Esdrelon, City Agriculture Office Head Harold Dawa, Barangay Captain of Barangay North Renante Robles, City Nutrition Focal Person Mary Ann Tabacon with the Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Maria Teresita Ungson and her staff proudly poses as they held on the plaque recognizing the thrusts of the city towards having a healthy community with the National Nutrition Council governing Board and Officials (seated). Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum

 

The City of Tagum Nutrition Council officials, representatives and the Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Maria Teresita Ungson with all smiles reflecting the joy of being one the awardees for the first CROWN Maintenance Award for Quality Nutrition Programs held last July 31 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) during the 2018 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony. Edwin Lasquite/CIO Tagum