Pampanga gives milk, multivitamins to undernourished kids

MILK AND MICRONUTRIENTS. The provincial government, through the Provincial Nutrition Committee, extended assistance to children aged three and above to support their nutritional needs. (Contributed photo)

AMID the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Provincial Government of Pampanga, led by Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, distributed milk and multivitamins to undernourished children in the province.

“Ang kalusugan ng mamamayan, lalo na ng mga bata, ay napakahalaga. Ang programang ito ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ay makatutulong sa kalusugan ng mga bata, lalo na ngayong marami sa mga magulang ang nawalan ng trabaho,’’ Governor Pineda said.

“Kaya may pandemya man o wala, tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang pagbibigay natin ng suporta sa kanila,” he added.

The said activity is being facilitated by the Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) headed by Elaine Tinambunan. It aims to improve growth development, immune system, and increase the appetite of children aged three and above.

According to Tinambunan, the distribution is part and a continuation of this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month with the theme “Batang Pinoy, Sana Tall... Iwas Stunting, Sama All! Iwas all din sa Covid-19.”

“Mas pinalawig pa ni Governor Pineda ang ating programa. Imbis na isang beses sa isang taon, ginawa niya itong anim na beses. Bale makatatanggap ng gatas at bitamina ang mga bata isang beses kada buwan sa loob ng anim na buwan,” she said.

To date, two packs of 1.2-kilogram fortified powdered milk and five bottles of 60-milliliter multivitamins with iron and Buclizine syrup were rolled out to each of the 207 beneficiaries in various barangays in the municipality of Bacolor.

Aside from this, the Rotary Club Cluster 4A also provided the beneficiaries kits that contain soap, alcohol, face shield and other Covid-19 protective equipment. (PR)


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