SBFP fund for 2020 increased to P5.79B

As the Department of Education continues its campaign towards proper nutrition among young Filipinos, the budget for School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for 2020 increased to P5.79 billion which is 20% higher than the current's budget.

This will mean that more underfed and undernourished children will benefit from this program.

“We are all for the bigger allocation so that the program can target and cover a greater number of underfed school children,” Rep. Michael Defensor, Anakalusugan party-list.

Beneficiaries of this program are those who fall under the status of "wasted and severely wasted" as per assessed by each class adviser every school-year.

“Right now, many school children from poverty-stricken families, even here in Metro Manila, continue to suffer from short-term hunger,” Defensor said.

“There’s no question the program has helped to improve the nutritional and overall health condition of children, apart from encouraging more of them to stay in school,” he added.


SBFP fund for 2020 increased to P5.79B SBFP fund for 2020 increased to P5.79B Reviewed by DepEd Click Admin on October 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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