Malaybalay City Health Nutrition Unit conducted Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Symposium held at the Barangay Kalasungay Admin Hall on October 16, 2023. This activity was co-hosted with the Central Mindanao University (CMU) Student Nutritionist-Dietitians (SND).
The event saw active participation from dedicated mothers who served as Peer Counselors from various barangays, including barangay nutrition scholars of the city.
The symposium encompassed crucial discussions on the importance of maternal and child nutrition, focusing on the critical “first 1000 days” of a child’s life. Topics also included recommended IYCF practices and counseling techniques for mothers, infants, and young children.
Participants, particularly the mothers, expressed their strong commitment to implement and sustain the IYCF program at the barangay level, emphasizing the role of community support in promoting optimal health and nutrition for infants and young children.