MANILA, Feb. 28 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 4B has recently conducted a mid-term review of the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) in Day Care Centers for Occidental Mindoro Cluster which was held at the Bayview Park Hotel, Manila.
The three-day activity gathered key implementation players together in one venue to determine how the program fares vis-à-vis achieving its objectives. It also allowed the participants to determine the gains and gaps of the SFP implementation, even before the program ends. They have also identified the issues and concerns and clarified administrative policies to improve the implementation of the same program in the incoming school year.
The workshop participants were composed of Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers (MSWDOs), Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (MNAOs), Municipal Accountants, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO), Municipal Accountants and representative from Provincial Nutrition Office.
The DSWD has started the nationwide implementation of the SFP in Day Care Centers in 2011, which now serves 84,221 children in 2,599 day care centers in 72 cities and municipalities in the Mimaropa region. The project aims to contribute to the achievement of the first Millennium Development Goal which is to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger. The specific objective of the program is to augment resources of the local government units in improving or sustaining the nutritional status of children, through the enhancement of the knowledge, attitude and practices of children and their parents through intensified nutrition education. (LBR-PIA4B)