In preparation for the annual Villasis’ nutritional situation assessment among children, a seminar entitled “Operation Timbang Plus: A seminar on proper height and weight measurement of children ages 0-59 months” was held on December 14,2017 at Conference Room, Villasis Town Hall.It was headed by the Municipal Nutritionist Camella Ann T. Macayan. The said seminar was attended by 20 Barangay Nutrition Scholars - aimed to train the new BNSs and served as a refresher to others.
The program was formally opened by Klyde A. Evangelista, Public Health Nurse I, by giving his welcoming remarks followed by messages from the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Nonato S. Abrenica and Municipal Health Officer, Dra. Gloria A. Liberato. Before the lecture proper began, a short report from the BNSs who participated the 7th Provincial Barangay Nutrition Scholars was done. The topics were as follows: Food Fortification by LodieSepnio (Bacag BNS), Nutritional Status Rank of Villasis entire Pangasinan by MarlitaOgana (La Paz BNS), and Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) by Mila Gonzales.
The seminar focused on proper height and weight measurement of children, introduction of the tools needed, and OPT Form accomplishment. There was an introduction of the Child Growth Standards (CGS) for girls and boys to assess the nutritional status of the children.Also, Spot Map making was discussed. Awarding of certificates was led by the BNS president, Annie Lyn C. Rapada.