10 SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM FEEDING THRUST
DAGUPAN CITY – Driven by the same effort and advocacy to eradicate malnutrition and generate a healthy ‘estudyanteng pinoy,
’ Mayor Belen T. Fernandez andMead Johnson Nutrition Philippines, a multi-national company, launched the second supplementary feeding program for undernourished students from 10 public schools here.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Philippines is the major sponsor of this program together with Kabisig ng Kalahi, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Education and Fernandez.
Last year, 10 public schools were the first recipients of this program.
This year, the beneficiaries are Lucao Elementary School, East Central Integrated School, Federico N. Ceralde Integrated School, VictoriaZarate Elementary School, North Central Elementary School, Sabangan Elementary School, BLISS Elementary School, Carael Elementary School,Pantal Elementary Schooland CalmayElementary School.
The feeding program is expected to last for 120 feeding days.
Schools Division Superintendent Gloria Torres expressed gratitude to Fernandez and Mead Johnson for pursuing such endeavor.
“This will greatly help our students in the classroom to easily understand their lessons.Hindi magiging epektibo ang pagtuturo ng guro kung kumakalam naman ang sikmura ng mga estudyante. Dito mahalaga ang tama at sapat na nutrisyon,” Torres said.
Mila Llorin, corporate affairs director of Mead Johnson Nutrition Philippines, said that one of the important missions of their company is to make students healthy and they will continue to do this to benefit the youth of this country.
Fernandez, on the other hand, is passionate about giving the youth, especially her city mates, a better future just as she wanted to established a clean and honest government under her term as city mayor. (CIO/10-10-2013)