• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Community-Based Nutrition Program (CBNP) of the Negros Occidental provincial government has yielded positive results, two months after implementation.
The provincial government allocated P500,000 for each of the seven identified beneficiary barangays in Don Salvador Benedicto town, for the 90-day feeding of the 30 identified malnourished children that started April 27 this year.
As of July 10, 2023, health records show that 60 percent of the malnourished children have gained weight after the two months of nutrition feeding, according to a statement issued by the provincial government Public Information Office.
Mayor Laurence Marxlen dela Cruz thanked the provincial government for extending assistance to malnourished children in Don Salvador Benedicto, which will help a lot in their health and development.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who attended the culmination activity, disclosed yesterday that the CNBP is a concrete step to make sure that the government’s plan of action against malnutrition involves not only remedies, but also prevention and proper assistance.
Lacson also urged the community to work together to put an end to malnutrition, especially in far-flung barangays in the province.*