/ 25 May 2021

SEVERAL government agencies have joined hands to ramp up the campaign to provide the nutritional needs of children.

The Department of Agrarian Reform, National Nutrition Council – National Capital Region and  Zero Hunger Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty program.

Cabinet Secretary and Task Force Zero Hunger head Karlo Nograles said the MOU signing ensures supplies for the Tutok Kainan: Dietary Supplementation Program of the NNC.

“We need more of this kind of collaboration among agencies and stakeholders, especially since the NNC’s Tutok Kainan is among the banner programs of Task Force Zero Hunger,” he said.

The program also seeks to provide nutritious food for pregnant women.

“Our aim is to provide for nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women for 90 days, and for six to 23-month old children for 18 days to address their dietary needs,” Nograles said.

The program is supported by the Departments of Local Government, Education, Health, Science and Technology, Information and Communications Technology, and Trade, the National Anti-Poverty Commission, National Irrigation Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Commission on Population and Development, Land Bank, Philippine Coconut Authority, National Dairy Authority, and Philippine Carabao Center.