Supplementary Feeding Program Strengthened

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BAGUIO CITY  – Seventy seven local government units in the Cordillera Administrative Region have received funding support for their Supplementary Feeding Program from the DSWD.

To date 44 LGUs have already liquidated and submitted their nutritional status report stating that they have completed the 120 days/6 months of feeding the children beneficiaries.

The LGUs who have submitted early their nutritional report will be given additional funding for another cycle of 120 days/6 months of supplementary feeding activity in their localities.

The aim of the program is to fight malnutrition and hunger for the children coming from poor families.

As part of the program, the children beneficiaries are weighed at the start of the feeding program and three months thereafter.  The improvement in their nutritional status will also be determined after the completion of the 120 feeding days.

The additional hot meal is composed of rice and nutritious viands such as vegetables, meat and fish which will be prepared by the parents organized as day care service parent group, with the supervision of day care workers and municipal and social welfare and development officers.

SFP is the provision of food, in addition to regular meals, to currently enrolled day care children as part of DSWD’s contribution to the Early Childhood Care and Development program of the government. It is also DSWD’s contribution to the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.

The government aims to feed 4 million children – beneficiaries this year.

(Cleared for release by: Nerizza Faye Villanueva, Regional Information Officer, DSWD-CAR)

by: Jemimah Hope Ollet UC Intern

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