The Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines-Baguio Benguet Chapter (NDAP-BBC) received its sixth Most Outstanding Chapter award at the national level.
The award recognizes the effort of the officers and members enabling the organization to remain true to its commitment in promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyle through the series of activities conducted and events participated in 2016.
The chapter has sustained its professional education programs; provision of technical assistance to groups, agencies, and communities; and established linkages with government and non-government organizations in the delivery of nutrition and dietetic services, among others.
The award was received by immediate past president, Dr. Pelin Belino accompanied by other delegates from the Cordillera, during 62nd national NDAP Convention at the Marriot Hotel, Pasay City on March 8.
The first national award received by the group was in 2001 and succeeding awards were given in 2006, 2008, 2009 ending with the Hall of Fame in 2010.
In the same event, BSU faculty member Sherilyn Balauro bagged the 2016 Nutritionist-Dietitian of the Year for her efforts to advance her profession including outstanding work performance as educator, instructional manual development, extension, and research involvement. She is the fourth nutritionist-dietitian from the region to receive an individual award from NDAP.
Then DOH-CAR nutritionist and past vice president for Luzon and chapter president, Imelda Aboy was the Most Outstanding Provincial nutritionist-dietitian in 2008.
The same award was received by Yasmin Abing of the Benguet General Hospital in 2012. In 2011, Imelda Degay who was also past president and board of director was awarded as Outstanding Nutritionist-Dietitian in Education and Research.
For 2017 and 2018, the NDAP-BBC looks forward to enhancing their activities while striving to develop the potential of its members.