In observance of this year’s Nutrition Month celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 02 strengthens its advocacy to contribute to early childhood care and development of day care children through its Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP).
The said advocacy can only be attained through provision of nutritious food to children beneficiaries. Thus, DSWD called on the Local Social Welfare and Development Officers and Day Care Workers who implement the program.
In its Orientation and Capability Building Activity, a recipe and nutrient evaluation of meals was conducted in order to attain this year’s theme, “First 1,000 days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan!”
“We asked the participants to come up with a menu specially designed for the target children beneficiaries so that we can check on the nutritional value of the food served at the day care centers during meal times,” said Ms. Delia C. De Guzman, SFP Focal Person.
She likewise added that the participants were able to formulate indigenous recipes applicable for the children beneficiaries of the program.
Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) is the provision of food in addition to the regular meals to children currently enrolled in the day care centers. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II