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You can simply follow the example below.

Date Name of the Barangay Captain with

designation Name of the Barangay Address of the Barangay office In choosing the barangay,
you can conduct a survey which barangay needs your help. Almost all barangays need help so
choose the barangay that can most benefit the program. Body of the letter. Dear ( Name of the
Barangay Captain ) Good day. Our organization is planning to have an outreach program about
health nutrition in your barangay on ( Date of the outreach program.) The purpose of the said
project is to help people from your barangay be aware of the importance of good nutrition. We
are asking for your permission so we can make this put into reality. We hope to hear from you
about this. Please contact me at ( your contact number) or email me at ( your email address).
Thank you very much. Sincerely, Name of the Head for the outreach program.

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School feeding programs

for Filipino kids
To address the issue of hunger among schoolchildren, DSWD and DepEd are each
allocating less than P2,000 per child for 120 days of feeding

Fritzie Rodriguez
Published 12:29 AM, January 31, 2014
Updated 1:37 PM, September 01, 2015

HUNGRY STUDENTS. DSWD & DepEd are conducting school feeding programs, with hopes of ending
malnutrition among students. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Part of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the enhancement
of the health and education status of children.

To help in achieving these MDGs, The Department of Education (DepEd) has been
conducting School-Based Feeding Programs (SBFP) since 2010.

DepEd, through its regional offices, identifies students nationwide who are
malnourished. SBFP beneficiaries are selected based on this database.

For school year 2012-2013, the program covered 40,361 (or a mere 7.56%) of the
534,054 identified malnourished students from kindergarten until Grade 6.

The small coverage is largely attributed to budget constraints, DepEd Assistant

Secretary Tonisito M.C. Umali said. DepEd’s SBFP budget for food is P15 per child and
P1 per child for operational expenses, multiplied by 120 feeding days. This sums up to
about P1,920 per child.
Lasting for 120 days, the feeding program targets the restoration of at least 70% of
beneficiaries to their normal nutritional status and the improvement of class attendance
by 85-100%.

DepEd works with LGUs and private partners like Jollibee (Busog, Lusog, Talino
Program) for other feeding programs outside SBFP.

School canteens are also tasked to help in the elimination of malnutrition among


The DepEd guidelines on canteen operations include:

 Banning junk foods detrimental to a child’s health

 Serving nutrient-rich foods (i.e., fruits, vegetables, fortified
 Reasonable prices
 Clean preparations and facilities

School heads and regional offices are obliged to monitor canteen and SBFP

“There’s no doubt that with this school feeding program, the performance of children
improved,” Umali stressed.

He noted that class attendance increased by 85-100% during and after the feeding
period, and drop-out rates among Grade 1-3 pupils decreased.

DSWD Supplementary Feeding Program

MEAL TIME. Preschoolers enjoy their nutritious lunch provided by DSWD's
Supplementary Feeding Program. Photo from DSWD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has also been conducting
a Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) for preschoolers since 2011.

The program aims to improve the nutritional status of malnourished children aged 2 to 5
years old.

A child's nutritional status is assessed before and after the program.

SFP covered 35,688 daycares nationwide (or 1,594,843 children) in 2013-2014. SFP
covered 89.7% of its target.


Feeding Program Proposal

Community Service Program

a Requirement in NSTP 1

STI College

Cagayan de Oro City

Submitted to:

Febe A. Bacalso

Submitted by:

Jeddan M.Ferrer



In an effort to help the youths in disadvantaged situation, we must vigorously push

for more human resource development programs and leadership capability building
One common problem in our community are food. Almost every Filipino are
suffering hunger and are starving to death. That affects our children and their growth. There
are about 6 million malnourished children on the Philippines. With the help of every
foundation, organizations, individual and our government. We can start a program that
could help the children on our society on this dillema.

Feeding program is the most outreached solution we could offer to our society.
Basically, it’s a best preparation to pre-school students on public school so they will
encourage to eat healthy and their health are to be monitored weekly if there are any
progress and development.

To improve the nutritional health of the student To stimulate regular attendance at schools
and also to introduce nutrition education. To provide an estimate of the nutritional
requirements of children with moderate malnutrition, examining wasted and stunted
children separately. To formulate recommendations to improve the dietary management of
moderate malnutrition.

To assist indigent children in their physical, mental and spiritual development that will allow
them to be at par with their age group.

Project Proposal

For the many underprivileged Filipino children, food isn’t a basic right but a luxury that their
families can’t afford. To organize a new program, helping these children go up further and
be part of the mainstream, where they are no longer a liability to the community. The
Nutrition Component shall provide adequate food with complete nutrients to the children.
Many children are hungry and are sickly, hence they cannot perform normally at home and
in school.
Every day, seven-year old Cheska Miranda together with her mother walks for an hour
through the busy highways of Cagayan de Oro City to get to City Central School. The young
girl’s family lives in a gillage, a colloquial term for “gilid” (side) and an upscale village where
informal settlers thrive on its outskirts.

When I first saw Cheska, a first grader with a fragile frame, I couldn’t imagine how she
manages to walk to school for an hour every day. Her 50-year old mom Aileen Miranda
shares that Cheska should have been in second grade now. But since she was always tired,
they decided let her quit schooling last year.

Little did Aileen realize that sending her daughter to school on an empty stomach could
make her youngest child weak and sluggish. When Cheska re-entered Grade One last
school year, she was still the same frail little girl. At less than 13 kilos, she was underweight
for her age.

Without any source of livelihood, and having to care for a bed-ridden husband, Mrs. Aileen
depends on her three children who get seasonal jobs at a construction company.

When you say malnutrition, it just means bad nutrition. Malnutrition is the condition that
occurs when your body does not get enough nutrients. Everyone who has bad nutrition
usually does not have nutrients that a healthy body has.

Poverty is the main cause if malnutrition because people are not able to eat the right kind of
food they need. Lack of money means lack of food and lack of food can lead to malnutrition.
Kids are usually the ones being affected by this condition, especially here in the Philippines.
Some may just shrug off shoulders in this case but malnutrition is a serious national
problem that should be solved in the nearest possible time. This condition can lead to death.
But the big question is, how would we deal with this problem?

Malnutrition can occur if you do not eat enough food. Starvation is a form
of malnutrition.Youmay develop malnutrition if you lack of a single vitamin in the diet.
In some cases, malnutrition is very mild and causes no symptoms. However, sometimes it
can be so severe that the damage done to the body is permanent, even though you survive.
Malnutrition continues to be a significant problem all over the world, especially among
children. Poverty, natural disasters, political problems, and war all contribute to conditions
— even epidemics — of malnutrition and starvation, and not just in developing countries.

According to the latest report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about 4
million pre-school children in the Philippines are underweight while 3 million adolescents are
chronically energy deficient.

The national situation: 70% of the population of the Philippines is children. Among Filipino
parents, 35% have enough means and capacity to educate their children, 25% are able
educate their children with the help of government and nongovernmental assistance. This
leaves 40% whose parents have no means at all to find assistance. Their children dropout of
schooling after 2 years. This 40% represents 8,000,000 Filipinos who will not be able to
improve their status in life. They are hungry, uneducated and worse multiplying themselves
in numbers by bringing up their own children in the same environment.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) also reported that the case of malnutrition and
stunted growth among Filipino children is greatly influenced by the pre-natal practices of
mothers who do not receive proper pre-natal care. Thus, malnutrition during infancy is
carried on until the child’s growing up years.

Currently, with the continuous help of the government, malnutrition cases decreased and
this gave a positive effect to most of the children who participated in the program. Children
can now have a full life without having to suffer from hunger and various diseases. Feeding
them and giving them what they need is truly an important thing that everyone should.
Parents must take the responsibility of providing them good food for their children’s well-
being. The government is already giving its share in eliminating malnutrition but people
should also know that not everything can be asked for. A parent should know that feeding
his or her child is a responsibility that should not be neglected.

Keep in mind that in order to have a healthy body, people, especially kids, must eat good
food. Everyone deserves to eat more than three times a day, everyone deserves to have a
fuller life.

The foundation of a healthy mind is a healthy body, it crosses our mind to conduct a
Feeding Program that envisions for a healthy citizenry.
Individuals need to be physically healthy and mentally upright for them to function properly
in our society, so this project was conceptualized to sustain and ensure that childrens are
eating the right foods especially for the lowly and financially unstable.

We will be able to see progress from the malnourished children as they gain weight.
Undeniably, three months was too short to see progress, but this project also aspires to
teach their families the importance of budgeting and providing healthy foods at a very
minimal costs.

When children are well-nourished, they are more attentive and participative in school
activities. Absenteeism is minimized and they get better grades.

Components to start the Feeding Program:

1.) In a feeding program, the first thing to do is assess the community. Check if the project
is feasible and sustainable. The community must identify malnutrition as a problem and not
merely use the feeding program as a means to feed their children. For one, you can’t make
it a dole out project.

2.) Identify prospective leaders and volunteers. It is important to coordinate with the
existing political or organizational hierarchy.

3.) Identify the children who badly need the assistance. To avoid bias, use the Department
of Health method of identifying malnourished kids. The barangay nutrition scholar, a local
public employee, knows this. I believe the community health workers know this as well.
There is a standard for anthropometric measurements for Filipinos based on weight and
height in determining malnutrition. This will also be your baseline in monitoring the children
every month. This is to check if you are successful with your program.

4.) Always engage the community. Include the parents of the children in planning the
menu, marketing, cooking, monitoring and evaluation. You can organize the mothers and
even fathers to these tasks. Someday they will get the idea of the program and if they like
it, then they can sustain it. Remember you don’t owe the community anything, you are just
there to facilitate or be an instrument. When you feel it is time for you to go and let them
do the job, then go as quickly as you can but keep a close eye.

5.) Remember to always document, monitor and evaluate. This is your basis for the success
or failure of the program. These will be your hard evidence to the funding agencies. In 6
months, children can already graduate from the program, meaning their weight is already at
par with their age group.
Compared to foreign food relief products, this will be made from indigenous raw materials
and palatable to the Filipino taste. The Educational Assistance shall provide proper uniform,
shoes and school materials for each child from the start of the school year. A student
monitor will be employed to guide the parents of the children together with the school
authorities throughout the school year. The Health Component shall be the counterpart of
the foundation where these children, belonging to the poorest families, shall have a regular
monthly examination. Medications and referrals shall be met accordingly. The Spiritual
Component shall be the counterpart of the parish and parents through the coordination of
the student monitor.

The initial beneficiaries shall be grades 1 and 2 with an estimated total of 300 students who
have graduated from the foundation’s daycare center and underwent a psycho
socioeconomic screening.

The road to a hunger-free Philippines may still be far from sight. But as long as
organizations like and government continue to become part of the solution by curbing
malnutrition among the poorest of the poor, there is after all, hope for children.