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PIA Press Release
2010/01/14

Fresh milk improves Negros malnourished kids

Bacolod City (14 January) -- Some 2,023 underweight pre-school children all over the province of Negros Occidental improved their nutritional status when they were given fresh milk as part of the Office of Provincial Agriculturist's (OPA) health program.

According to the Provincial Nutrition Committee's report, 13 percent of those kids manifested improvements in their physical condition.

Engr. Igmedio J. Tabianan, provincial agriculturist said that 25 nutritionally vulnerable families availed the small animal/poultry dispersal while 2,381 families were received vegetable seeds in the province.

There were 729 underweight pre-school children in 37 barangays that received supplementary feeding and 23 percent were rehabilitated.

Emergency feeding was also conducted to 89 nutritionally at-risk barangays with 2,831 recipients.

Teena Pineda-Acebedo, provincial nutrition coordinator said they also facilitated the Training on Promotion of Good Nutrition for 31 cities and municipalities.

One hundred twenty six 126 barangays were involved in the project with 597 participants and was funded by the National Nutrition Council, she added. (PIA/cad) [top]

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