Toboso, Moises Padilla top
pre-school undernutrition list
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The prevalence of undernutrition among pre-school children in Negros Occidental was 7.09 percent in 2012, with the highest number of cases recorded in Toboso and Moises Padilla towns, Nona Tad-y, Region VI Nutrition Program Coordinator of the National Nutrition Council, said yesterday.
Tad-y joined the Negros Occidental provincial government Provincial Nutrition Committee in celebrating Nutrition Month with the theme, “Gutom at malnutrisyon, sama-sama nating wakasan (Hunger, malnutrition united we will eliminate)”, at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center, yesterday.
This year’s celebration is aimed at lowering the rate of hunger and malnutrition which is prevalent among children in the far flung areas of the province.