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Palace: Children aged 6-23 mos, at-risk pregnant women to get dietary supplements

/ 12:22 PM October 02, 2020

FEEDING TIME A malnourished child eats rice porridge and adobo at a feeding session held in
Baseco, Tondo, Manila. According to Unicef, malnutrition is partly driven by the increasing
availability of processed food, especially to poor families. —INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The government will roll out a dietary supplementation program for all children aged 6 months to 23 months and nutrition-at-risk pregnant women.

The aid will be in form of cash and food packs, according to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

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“The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) adopted today, October 2, a dietary supplementation program for children ages 6-23 months and nutritionally at-risk pregnant women through the provision of cash or food packs amid the COVID-19 health crisis,” Roque said in a statement Friday.

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“This forms part of improving the healthcare of the citizens and a means to eliminate hunger which has been aggravated by the pandemic,” he added.

/MUF

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