BORONGAN CITY- The successful implementation of the supplemental feeding program (SFP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in this city has tremendously help reduced the malnutrition problem among children.
Thus said city social welfare officer Thelma Banal who said that since 2011 up to 2018, the program has benefited 11,400 children from the 61 day care centers of the city.
Of the same period, about P20.32 million has been spent for the implementation of the said program.
Banal reported that all parents in all of the 61 day care centers across the city have participated in the implementation of the program.
“Parents take charge in the food preparation and assist the DCWs in ensuring that children are all able to eat during meal time. And since the budget is very limited considering the prices of commodities at present, most often parents have their share in providing other ingredients contained on the menu for each day,” she said.
Banal claims that the successful implementation of SFP in the city has contributed a lot in solving the malnutrition problem as it has resulted to nearly 100 percent improvement of the day care children beneficiaries on their nutritional and health status.
“The supplemental feeding program is vital in minimizing the malnutrition program among 3-4 years old children in the city. Our records will show that there is almost 100 percent improvement of our day care children beneficiaries on their nutritional and health status, from being malnourished to normal weight,” she said.