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Supplementary Feeding Program: Nourishing the Future

Supplementary Feeding Program: Nourishing the Future
December 2023

By: CHERRYLYN M. PASCUA / CHERRY ROSE A. GUESE

BAMBAN, TARLAC – We are delighted to share with you the latest updates on our efforts
to improve the nutritional status of children in our community through the
Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP). This initiative, in partnership with the
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), aims to address malnutrition
and food insecurity among children enrolled in Child Development Centers (CDCs) and
Supervised Neighborhood Plays (SNPs).

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Supplementary Feeding Program provides additional meals to children enrolled in
CDCs and SNPs to augment their regular diet. Over the course of 120 days, nutritious
meals are served to children five days a week, accompanied by intensive nutrition and
health education for parents, caregivers, and children.

PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENTS:

In the school year 2022-2023, a total of 1,200 children benefited from the
Supplementary Feeding Program. Through the cooperation of parents, caregivers, and
local government stakeholders, we were able to ensure that proper nutrition was
provided to children, reducing the incidence of malnutrition across our municipality.

OBJECTIVES OFTHE ACTIVITY:

1. Reduce Incidence of Malnutrition: Our primary goal is to reduce the incidence of
malnutrition and food insecurity among children enrolled in daycare centers.
2. Provide Nutrition Education: Through intensified nutrition and health education, we
aim to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of parents, caregivers, and
children regarding nutrition and health.
3. Improve Nutritional Status: We strive to improve and sustain the nutritional status of
all target children and provide referrals to health units for medical and nutrition-related
issues.

STAKEHOLDERS PARTICIPATION:

Local Chief Executive: Approved the project proposal, demonstrating a commitment to
the well-being of our children.
Local Government Officials/Staff and Health Workers: Identified children at risk of
malnutrition and provided essential support throughout the program.
Caregivers/Parents/Primary Guardians: Their consent and active involvement were
crucial for the success of the program.
Child Development Workers: Played a vital role in facilitating the program and ensuring
smooth coordination with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office
(MSWDO).
As we move forward, let us continue to work together to nurture a healthier and brighter
future for the children of Bamban. Your continued support and participation are
invaluable in our mission to combat malnutrition and promote the well-being of our
community’s youngest members, said Mayor Alice L. Guo.

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