Marikina revives ‘Nutribun’ feeding program to end malnutrition
To end malnutrition by 2020, the local government of Marikina City began distributing Nutribun breads to as much as 21,000 Kinder and Grade 1 public school children in the city.
Marikina mayor Marcelino Teodoro said in a Manila Bulletin report that he wants all children in the city to be healthy and happy by providing them proper nutrition.
“By next year, we are targeting zero malnutrition. We believe that the Nurtibun program is the key to attaining this goal,” Teodoro said.
As part of this project, students will undergo a feeding program for 120 days. After this, Teodoro said students will be weighed to assess their health condition. He said their performance in school will also be monitored.
Implemented in the 1970s, the Nutribun program was a feeding program that distributed free fortified breads to students.