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E-nutribun feeding helps cure malnourished kids in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY (PIA)–The enhanced nutribun (E-Nutribun) supplementary feeding program of the city government yielded positive results in curing malnutrition among severely wasted children.

City Nutrition Program Coordinator Camila Albao said 247 or 83% of the severely wasted children in the city were cured after 90 days of feeding.

The E-Nutribun feeding program was launched in July this year to boost efforts in curbing malnutrition among children.  A total of 296 children, aged 2 to 5 years old and classified as severely wasted, from 14 barangays of the city were targeted for the program.

These barangays are Upper Hinaplanon, Hinaplanon, Buru-un, Luinab, Saray, Tomas Cabili, Kiwalan, Tubod, Bagong Silang, Mahayahay, Dalipuga, Suarez, Poblacion, and Tambacan.

“Lipay kaayo ta ana bahalag gamay [83%]  ra ang importante naa tay na rehabilitate,” she said.

[We are very happy that even if it’s only 83%, the important is we have rehabilitated them.]

Following the success of the E-nutribun feeding program, Albao said the City Health Office is now implementing another supplemental feeding for 200 malnourished pre-school children and 207 nutritionally at-risk pregnant and lactating women (PLW).

“For the children, it is still 90 days feeding while the PLW will also be given E-nutribun but in bigger sizes” she further said.

Apart from the E-nutribun, the targeted recipients will also be provided with food packs containing rice, monggo beans, and iodized salt which are sources of carbohydrates, protein, and iodine, respectively.

“Geingnan namo ang mga barangay nutrition scholars nga counterpart na pud sa barangay ang mga lagutmon, that’s why we have the communal garden,” Albao added.

[We told the barangay nutrition scholars that the barangay’s counterpart is the vegetable crops, that’s why we have the communal gardens.]

The supplemental feeding for malnourished pre-school children and PLW is conducted in partnership with the City Social Welfare and Development Office. (APB/PIA Lanao del Norte)