Koronadal City—Undernourished children in at least 22 sitios and puroks in South Cotabato will go through a supplementary feeding for weeks as new partner in nutrition program commence this year.

Ana Uy, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer, said the Hapag-Asa, a nutrition and health program of the Assisi Foundation, is set to launch its partnership with the Provincial Government of South Cotabato, providing sachet of compact mix vegetable to identified malnourished children.

“The commodities are worth P1M,” Uy said.

The program is present in at least eight towns in South Cotabato as identified by the Barangay Affairs Unit which handles the Development Alternative Framework (Project DAF), a special program under the Office of the Governor that helps empower remote communities.

The community-based supplementary or complimentary feeding is one of the strategies of South Cotabato in giving extra food to children beyond the normal food ration of their homes.

“We do it in school or health centers as a way to monitor the project,” Uy said. As a counterpart in the program, the province will provide rice.