CATARMAN, Northern Samar– Through its sustainable intervention programs in combating and eradicating malnutrition, especially among children, the Provincial Government of Northern Samar, was named as the 2022 Green Banner Seal of Compliance Awardee during the 2023 Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony in Palo Leyte on November 21, 2023.

Along with the province, the local government units of Bobon and Mapanas also received the same award.

The Green Banner Seal of Compliance supersedes the Green Banner award, which requires a local government unit to attain the highest score in each administrative level to be eligible for the award.

Using the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI) Pro, the evaluators scored LGUs on the following dimensions: (1) vision and mission; (2) nutrition laws and policies; (3) governance and organization structure; (4) local nutrition committee management functions; (5) nutrition interventions and services; and (6) nutritional status.

With a strong commitment from the provincial government of Northern Samar, emphasizing key nutrition initiatives like the First 1000 Days Program, the rehabilitation and treatment of severely wasted children, ensuring food security, and enhancing governance for the effective implementation of nutrition programs, we can attain a province that is ‘Marig on, Mainuswagon ngan Malipayon.’