Science City Of Muñoz

Feeding Hope Milk Program 2014

     The Science City of Muñoz continually pursues its course along with the millennium goal to eradicate poverty through an array of organized activities. Focusing on the importance of the young generation as part of a growing community, the DSWD identified the increasing number of malnourished children in the locality and sought means to address this problem. The local government unit in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, KabisigngKalahi, MakulayangBuhayngBatangPinoy (Knorr) organized the Feeding Hope Program and funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and Unilever Philippines. This undertaking aims to decrease or totally eradicate malnutrition among its chosen module area; Poblacion East, Bantug and Maligaya with proper supervision on identified target population and encourage support among parents to strictly comply with the guidelines to ensure the success of the feeding program.

     The Feeding Hope Programs is expected to run for 6 months, the schedule of feeding is 5 days a week, thus requires a strong parent support to guarantee that children, 0-6 years old obtain their required nutritional daily intake and would continue this routine even after completion of the course of feeding program. All sectors recognize the importance of eating healthy food and identifying available resources within the locality that has high nutritional value. This launching ceremony initiates community awareness on the significance of eating healthy food.

     The ceremony was attended by participants in the 3 module area chosen, all organizations included in the Feeding Hope Program and representatives from the Committee on Health and Social Welfare. The highlight of the event was the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement of all groups concerned in the creation of the feeding program and the turnover of the fund specified individuals.

     With the formation of this program, the children of the Science City of Muñoz have a greater opportunity to improve their way of living through adopting a lifestyle on good nutritional habit.

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