OVP to launch ‘Kalusugan Food Trucks’

The Office of the Vice President will soon deploy a project that would combat malnutrition among schoolchildren dubbed as “Kalusugan Food Trucks” which is intended to alleviate schoolchildren’s malnutrition and would assist in addressing the nutritional issues faced by children in communities.

According to Norman Baloro, chief of the Local Affairs and Special Programs Division, the project seeks to help “children suffering from malnutrition, hunger and poor development.”

The program will be carried out in partnership with the Department of Education, which is also under Vice President Sara Z. Duterte’s administration and the Department of Health through the National Nutrition Council.

The food trucks will be deployed at identified schools and institutions and follow a 120-day feeding program menu.

Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will each have one food truck to give services to schools with malnutrition and hunger problems among students.

“We target nine schools in a year (three schools each in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao), considering that 120 days is prescribed by National Nutrition Council,” Baloro said.

The food trucks would serve as mobile kitchens in calamities as part of the OVP’s disaster operations.

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