DepEd, DSWD To Include E-Nutribun In Feeding Program

DepEd, DSWD To Include E-Nutribun In Feeding Program

Spotlight

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will include the enhanced nutribun (e-nutribun) in their feeding programs, according to Food and Nutrition Research Institute Director Mario Capanzana on Monday.

“We are calling for possible adoptors (of the e-nutribun). DepEd needs the commodity for its feeding program. The DSWD also needs it for its supplementary feeding program for the kids,” he told the Philippine News Agency in an interview.

Capanzana said the feeding program would begin even sans the face-to-face classes, as both agencies plan to serve this via the community program which would distribute these to houses. This would also be distributed through the DSWD’s Child Development Centers.

He said that DepEd used to provide hot meals, but since mass gatherings have been prohibited, cooking may seem impossible these days. Thus, the DepEd found a way to support the nutritional requirements of children, especially during the pandemic.

“We are happy that we have the full support of DSWD and DepEd. They committed to buying the e-nutribun that our partner entrepreneurs like bakeshops would produce,” Capanzana said.

The partner bakeshops would supply the requirements of DepEd, he added.

Capanzana said a virtual business meeting was held recently, with about 100 possible adoptors in attendance. including those who committed to have a partnership with DepEd and DSWD and supply the demand.

The project will be rolled out nationwide he said.

“We still have (to conduct) trainings and assessment of the adoptors. We need to check if they will do the right formulation, the right caloric and protein count, and the micronutrients,” he added.

Earlier, he described the e-nutribun as an enhanced and more nutritious version of the nutribun in the 1970s.

The e-nutribun has an improved texture, while still carrying the requirement of more or less 500 kilocalories. Other micronutrients such as Vitamin A, iron, and iodine, were added by putting natural ingredients like squash, Capanzana said. (PNA)

Photo Credit: www.pia.gov.ph

Hontiveros Files Resolution For The ‘World Day Of The Poor’ On Nov. 15

"Ngayong nasa gitna tayo ng krisis, mas marami ang nagugutom at naghihirap. We can't turn a blind eye to them. Now, more than ever, we need to sustain our compassion to help the poor and reach out to them. Bilang lingkod ng bayan, huwag natin silang kalimutan. Huwag natin silang pabayaan at patuloy tayong magsilbi para sa kanila gaya ng ating sinumpaan."

Gatchalian Seeks Better Quality Assurance Of Distance Learning Materials

"Sa pagpapatuloy ng edukasyon sa panahon ng pandemya ng COVID-19, hindi lamang ang paraan ng pagtuturo ang dapat nating tutukan. Kailangang siguruhin din natin na tama ang mga araling itinuturo natin sa ating mga kabataan. Sa pagsuri natin sa bawat aralin, ang kaalaman ng mahigit 22 milyong mag-aaral ang nakasalalay."

Galvez: 20M Pinoys To Initially Get COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available

The government targets to immunize an initial 20 million Filipinos once the vaccine for COVID-19 is available in the country.

‘2gether’s’ Brightwin Holds Virtual Fan Meet For Pinoys In December

ABS-CBN is giving an early holiday gift to the fans of "2gether"!

NASA Confirms Water’s Presence On Moon’s Sunlit Surface

NASA confirms the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the moon, marking a historic discovery with potential implications for US plans to send a manned crew to Mars.

Enhanced-Nutribun: Good For Both Undernourished And Healthy Pinoys

What makes the comeback of Nutribun special? Aside from having an enhanced taste, it also aims to benefit up to 1 million children!

Colegio De San Jose Adapts Virtual Learning In The New Normal In Partnership With Globe

Globe continues to support schools in its transformation to provide blended learning for their students.

Youth Volunteers Buy Meds For Surigao Town’s Seniors

Pilipino para sa Pilipino! A group of youth officials in the Surigao del Norte town of Bacuag has taken errands for the elderly in the area like buying medicines for them.

Roque: DepEd Needs Vehicles To Deliver Modules

Malacañang defends the purchase of over 100 service vehicles worth PHP1.5 million each, saying they will be used to deliver modules to students and teachers under the distance learning setup.