- The nutribun has made its healthy way back to Marikina City
- Mayor Marcy Teodoro led the distribution of nutribun at Parang Elementary School
- Marikina students will be receiving nutribun and a cup of milk daily
Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro has led the launching of nutribun at Parang Elementary School on Wednesday.
KAMI learned that over 1,000 students were able to enjoy the healthy nutribun and a cup of milk.
In a report by the Kicker Daily, about 21,000 public school students in Marikina will soon receive nutribun and a cup of milk daily, before starting their classes.
“Titingnan natin ang kanilang grades at performance after 120 days kung nag-improve sila sa pag-aaral. Ayon kasi sa mga pag-aaral, may relasyon ang tamang nutrisyon sa performance sa pag-aaral ng mga bata,” Teodoro said.
According to the school principal, there are about 600 malnourished children out of more than 4,000 students from Kinder to Grade 6.
The nutribun is made of malunggay, squash, eggs, and flour.
In a report by the Manila Bulletin, Mayor Teodoro has ordered the local health department to conduct nutrition seminars for parents so that they could learn the recommended food daily allowance needed for their kids.
Nutribun is a bread product by the United States Agency for International Development. It was distributed in 1968 and 1970 by the USAID Food for Peace program to address malnutrition in the Philippines. The program ended in 1997.
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