Articles worth reading
PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa / PNA

PNP chief refuses to unmask 'narco-cops'

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa said he will not disclose the identities of the 357 police officers allegedly involved in illegal drugs pending investigation results. “Respect our request. I appealed to you that don&...

Photo Courtesy PDEA

Student yields P1.2 million worth of marijuana in Cubao

account_balanceQuezon City access_time5 days ago

Police confiscated P1.2 million worth of marijuana bricks from a student at a bus terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday. The suspect, identified as Karlo Jose Pio R. Ricafrente, 24, was arrested in an interdiction operation by the Philippine Dr...

PNP chief vows not to promote overweight cops

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said police personnel who fail to achieve their ideal weight would have a hard time getting promoted. PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, made this warning during the physical fitness test (PFT) and body ...

Marikina News

nutribun revived in marikina

Marikina revives Nutribun bread distribution

account_balanceMarikina chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The local government of Marikina City has recently revived the distribution of Nutribun breads to the city’s public school children, as it targets to end malnutrition by 2020.

“We want all children in the city to be healthy and happy by providing them proper nutrition. That’s why I came up with reviving the Nutribun program for 21,000 Kinder and Grade 1 public school children,” Marikina mayor Marcelino Teodoro said.

The Nutribun program was a feeding program implemented in the country in 1970s where students in public schools were given free fortified breads.

“By next year, we are targeting zero malnutrition. We believe that the Nurtibun program is the key to attaining this goal,” he said.

Teodoro said that a number of undernourished students were monitored in the city’s public schools.

“Sa public schools maraming under nourished, kaya ang intervention namin ay feeding program,” he said.

“We found out na ang ibang bata ay walang mga baon kaya wala silang makain na masustansya,” he added.

The city mayor stressed that malnutrition among students in the city should be addressed for it affects their performance in school.

Marikina’s Nutribun, Teodoro explained, is made up of malunggay, squash, and eggs among other pastry ingredients. It will also be served with a glass of milk.

After undergoing the program for 120 days, Teodoro said students will be weighed to assess their health condition. He said their performance in school will also be monitored.

Funding of the Nutribun program will be sourced from the Marikina’s Special Nutrition Fund, Teodoro said.

date_rangeDate Published
5 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

More Pasig veteran employees get regular status

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

More Pasig City Hall employees who have been working as contractuals for more than two decades received regular status, according to Mayor Vico Sotto. Sotto said there were now 163 City Hall employees who have been given regular positions since Janu...

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno

MTPB increases collection by 400%

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Mayor Isko Moreno recognized the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau for posting a 400-percent increase in collection. MTPB chief Dennis Viaje siad that what the past administration was able to collect in a period of six months, th...

Advertisement