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By: John Maico M. Hernandez

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Batangas, Odyssey Foundation Inc., and Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Nicolas, Batangas launched the e-Nutribun Feeding Program for undernourished children in the municipality last Feb. 28.

A total of 100 ‘undernourished’ children from the Municipality of San Nicolas, Batangas were identified as beneficiaries of the feeding program, which will last for four months, from March to June of this year. 

It is a partnership project of the DOST-Batangas, Odyssey Foundation, Inc., and LGU-San Nicolas aimed at combating the malnutrition problem in the municipality. Odyssey Foundation, Inc. is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of food manufacturing firm, CDO Foodsphere, Inc. In 2021, CDO Foodsphere, Inc. adopted the e-Nutribun technology of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of DOST (DOST-FNRI). As part of their CSR, they have implemented e-Nutribun feeding programs in Laurel, Talisay, and Tingloy with DOST-Batangas. In its fourth cycle, San Nicolas was identified as a beneficiary.

The e-Nutribun is the improved version of the nutribun during the 70s. DOST-FNRI conducted a research to reformulate the bread to help address malnutrition and answer the call of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Memorandum Circular No. 12 Series of 2020, or the Guidelines in the Implementation of the Supplementary Feeding Program During Community Quarantine or Other Similar Emergencies.

The enhanced version has more micronutrients like iron and vitamin A and has a softer texture. It weighs 160- 165 grams per piece, which is easier for children to hold and bite. Each serving weighs 160-165 grams per piece, has 504 calories, 17.8 grams protein, 6.08 milligrams iron and 244 micrograms vitamin A.

 A memorandum of understanding between DOST-Batangas, Odyssey Foundation, Inc., and LGU-San Nicolas was also inked to make the partnership official. Distribution of e-Nutribun among the children beneficiaries was also pursued during the launching ceremony.


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