IN PHOTOS: Manila Health Department launches the dietary supplementation program during the National Nutrition Month.

The Manila Health Department, through the leadership of Dr. Arnold Pangan, launched a 120-day feeding program for the pre-school children on Monday, July 11, 2022.

“Gusto po namin pagdating ng 2030, ang City of Manila ay magkakaroon ng best healthcare system sa buong Pilipinas. Yun po ang tatahakin natin,” Dr. Arnold Pangan stated.

Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan addressed the parents and healthcare workers present in the event about the importance of the said project.

“Ito pong Dietary Supplementation Program na ginagawa natin ay nilalayon na sa loob ng 120 days ang inyo pong mga anak ay magkaroon ng tamang timbang na karapat-dapat sa kanilang mga edad,” the Mayor said.

A total of 215 children from the six districts of Manila will be provided meals for 120 days as well as vitamins for the children’s overall health.

In order to ensure continuous proper feeding for the children, the Manila city government through the Public Employment Service Office aims to provide livelihood programs for the parents after the 120-day feeding program.

(Photos by K R De Asis/MPIO)