BB nutritionist-dietitians’ group bags 6thnat’l award

>> Sunday, March 26, 2017

Imelda O. Degay

BAGUIO CITY -- In less than two decades, the Nutritionist-Dietitians Association of the Philippines – Baguio-Benguet Chapter received its 6th Most Outstanding Chapter award at the national level. 
The award recognized effort of officers and members in enabling the organization remain true to its commitment in promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyle through activities in 2016. 
The chapter has sustained its professional education programs, technical assistance to groups, agencies and communities and  linkages  with government and non-government organizations  in delivery of nutrition and dietetic services among others. 
The award was recently received by immediate past president, Dr. Pelin Belino accompanied by delegates from Cordillera, mostly chapter officers,  on the occasion of the 62nd national NDAP Convention at Marriot Hotel , Pasay City. 
The first national award was received in 2001 and succeeding awards were given in 2006, 2008, 2009 ending with the Hall of Fame in 2010. 
The chapter acknowledged support of officers and members, their respective employers and superiors, partner agencies like National Nutrition Council-CAR, DSWD-CAR, Benguet State University, local government units, communities and clients.
 In the same event, BSU faculty  SherilynBalauro also bagged the Nutritionist-Dietitian of the Year (2016)  award for  her efforts to advance her profession including outstanding work performance as educator, instructional manual development, extension and research involvement. She’s the 4th nutritionist-dietitian from the region  to receive an individual award from mother NDAP.
Then  DOH-CAR nutritionist , past vice president for Luzon  and chapter president Imelda Aboy was most outstanding provincial ND in 2008. 
The same award was received by Yasmin Abing of Benguet General Hospital in 2012. 
In 2011, this writer who served as past president and BOD was awarded   Outstanding ND in education and research.
For 2017 and 2018,  the NDAP-BBC looks forward to more enhanced activities while consciously striving to further develop its members. 
It will be participating in  the Duting Tan Dukto component of the Strawberry Festival.
It will continue to hold the pre-nutrition month seminar every June (June 8 for this year) and do outreach activities.

New activities include   a quarterly symposia on itopics such as art of emceeing (April 22), “nutrition in the workplace” and environment-related projects among others.   July is Nutrition Month.


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