Peer-to-peer education is an important component of our nutrition programs, as it shapes long-term and habitual behavior.
NCP partners with both government and non-government organizations to facilitate nutrition education programs such as Breastfeeding TSEk and Pabasa Sa Nutrisyon, that impact communities at a grass-roots level.
Peer-counseling on Exclusive Breastfeeding
NCP assists the Department of Health in implementing Breastfeeding Tama Sapat Eksklusiblo, a national program promoting exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant's life.
The campaign aims to establish a supportive community, as well as promote public consciousness on the health benefits of breastfeeding.
NCP has trained almost 2000 peer-counsellors in 14 cities throughout the Philippines.
Pabasa sa Nutrisyon
Filipino parents (and grandparents) are important gatekeepers in improving child nutrition. NCP's Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Program seeks to empower caregivers so that they can reduce their families’ vulnerability to malnutrition through the adoption of proper nutrition practices and a healthy lifestyle.
Through our community partners, we encourage pregnant and lactating women, mothers of preschoolers, school children and malnourished children to attend the 10-week nutrition course.
The course is designed to be community oriented, fun and conducive to sharing knowledge and information.
Health and nutrition workers such as Rural Health Midwives, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Barangay Health Workers and NGO volunteers run the program. Mothers are given copies of the Nutri-Guide as a permanent household reference on nutrition.
BFTSEk peer counsellors provide educational and emotional support to new and expecting mothers, including the rights of women to breastfeed in the workplace.
NCP partners with Compassion International Philippines, to train their church partners to conduct Pabasa sa Nutrsiyon courses in the community.
Compassion International talks about why the peer-to-peer teaching model of Pabasa sa Nutrisyon works so well in the context of Filipino culture.
The Philippine Association of Nutrition recognizes organizations and Local Government Units (LGU) who implement the Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Program.
Hall of Fame Awardees – this award recognizes organizations that have received Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Exemplary Award and have maintained an efficient and effective implementation for 4 years.
Municipality of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
Municipality of Jagna, Bohol
Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna
Municipality of Pakil, Laguna
PSN Exemplary Awardees - this award recognized organizations that are satisfactorily implementing Pabasa sa Nutrisyon had have received a PSN Outstanding Award for at least 3 years
City of Taguig
Municipality of Balilihan, Bohol
Municipality of Carmen, Bohol
Municipality of Duero, Bohol
Municpality of Los Banos, Laguna
PSN Outstanding Awardees – this award recognizes organizations that are successfully implementing Pabasa sa Nutrisyon for more than 1 year and have satisfactorily fulfilled the PSN criteria requirements for 2013
City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
City of Tagaytay, Cavite
City of Valencia, Bukidnon
Municipality of Alicia, Bohol
Municipality of Bacnotan, La Union
Municipality of Batuan, Bohol
Municipality of Lila, Bohol
Municipality of Mabini, Bohol
Municipality of Naguilian, La Union
Municipality of Pangil, Laguna
Municipality of Pila, Laguna
Municipality of Pilar, Bohol
Municipality of Sierra Bullones, Bohol
Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Municipality of Trinidad, Bohol