By Divina C. Corsino

The Bagong Nayon II National High School launched and started the implementation of its program for School-Based Feeding which caters to students/learners who belong to low level nutritional status.

To implement the Republic Act No. 11037, otherwise known as the “Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa mga Batang Filipino Act”, as signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on June 20, 2018.

Together with the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Health Division (BLSS-SHD) maintains its commitment to provide good nutrition to learners as such it continue the implementation of SBFP to address the lack of food and nutrients and encourage learners to enroll contribute to the improvement of their nutritional status, provide nourishment for their growth and development and help boast their immune system and enhance and improve their health and nutrition values.”

The launching of the program was held last October 14, 2022, at Bagong Nayon II National High School covered court, to meet and orient parents of identified learners as beneficiaries of the program.

During the launch, it also oriented the parents/guardian by TLE Head Teacher and SBFP Coordinator its purpose and about the program which aims to regulate and correct the Body Mass Index (BMI) of learners that is according to their age, height, and weight by providing nutritious food for at least 120 days that will last.

The feeding session will be done three (3) times a week, with schedule of every Monday-Wednesday-Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. which onset in the opening of Full Face-to-Face classes last Monday, November 7, 2022.

The launch of the program was also attended by one of our ever-supportive stakeholders, the Hizon Laboratories, Incorporated as represented by the Human Resources Manager, MS. MARCELA ALGABRE and GENE LYN NEBRES, Executive Secretary.

The Hizon Laboratories, Inc. headed by its President, MR. RAFAEL H. HIZON, JR. and Executive Director, MRS. ANNALEE HIZON-CARINGAL was our stakeholder for 11 years, since 2011 until the present, as part of their commitment and corporate social responsibility where they provided food and vitamins for the learners. The support given were able to improve and enhance learnings and students’ nutritional status. For this school year, the school program hopes to improve the nutritional status of 120 identified learner-beneficiaries from Grade 7 learners of Bagong Nayon II National High School.