MIAGAO, Iloilo –Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team is up and about to look into the compliance and accomplishment of the Municipality on nutrition programs and services.

Dr. Rhea P. Palacios, Municipal Nutrition Action Officer said that with the use of the evaluation tool dubbed Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI), Miagao will be evaluated on not just the input and output in implementing nutrition programs but the results or its nutrition outcomes and nutrition security in the area.

“The MLGU nutrition program will be scored based on how we promote awareness and observance to existing laws, rules and guidelines. “They will also look into the nutrition contribution of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Department of Education, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office and Municipal Health Office,” explained Dr. Palacios.

Base on the score sheet, the criteria of the evaluation include: program planning and implementation, home, school, and community food production, micronutrient supplementation, setting of targets and outreach for interventions, nutrition education, nutrition in essential maternal and child health services, livelihood assistance, program management, enabling mechanism, funding support for nutrition program, program effectiveness.

Further, the following elements will be considered: Vision and Mission, Nutrition Policies and Laws, Governance and Organizational Structure, Local Nutrition Committee Management Functions, and Nutrition Intervention and Services.

During their courtesy visit to Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD, the evaluators were initially oriented of the MLGUs plans and programs on nutrition to include continues feeding program to various age groups, Gulayan sa Paaralan and Barangay Communal Garden, Miagao Action on Cleanliness (MAC Program) among others. (ABMande)