“The School Based Feeding program primarily aims to improve the Nutritional Status of students, increase classroom attendance and improve the children’s health and nutrition values and behaviour”- DO 39 s2017
SDO Rizal’s Health and Nutrition Unit conducted a Capacity Building for School Based Feeding Program (SBFP) Implementers last July 2-3 and July 4-5 ,2019 at BSA Tower Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. It is a two day training seminar in two batches, participated by School Heads and SBFP Coordinators of the 209 Elementary School in the province of Rizal. The training aimed to re-orient Elementary School Heads on the guidelines of SBFP implementation putting emphasis on procurement, process of delivery of raw materials and financial operation. It further aimed to capacitate School Feeding Coordinators on DO 39 s2017, and on updated guidelines, re-orientation on the use of the BMI software and the various forms used in SBFP, identification and analysis of best practices, weaknesses, and gaps and other concerns for the improvement of the program. A run down on the complementary program such as Deworming, Gulayan sa Paaralan, Wash in Schools (WINs), Medical, Nursing and Dental Services was also done. At the end of the training, the participants were able to understand the operational guidelines on SBFP, utilize standard NS form using BMI software and other SBFP forms, draft a 20 day cycle menu using the Recipe manuals provided and craft their school’s SBFP action plan.