2021 NSTW Delivers Complementary Foods Webinar

Bigmo: The Ready-to-Cook Rice Mongo Baby Food Mix provides nutrients for infants and toddlers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

IFUGAO was one of eight geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) identified in the country that the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DoST-FNRI) contacted in order to resolve the issue. existing nutritional problem in the Region.

The identified area recorded an incidence of “persistent malnutrition” in infants and young children and was classified as a priority area for the establishment of the Complementary Food Production Facilities (CFPF) of the department.

The CFPF of Ifugao State University (IFSU) will soon showcase its facilities and products during the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) 2021 webinar, scheduled for November 26, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The said installation in the administrative region of the Cordillera (RCA) is part of the action of the DoST-FNRI in collaboration with the DoST-CAR and the IFSU for the implementation of the program to reduce malnutrition in the areas belonging to the GIDA with a total project cost of 4.09 million pesos.

Bigmo: Rice Mongo Ready-to-Cook Baby Food Blend, which provides nutrients to infants and toddlers, is one of two complementary food products intended to be produced at the facility. Bigmo is one of the technological products of a follower of the DoST-FNRI who produces food supplements based on rice and monggo, intended to help fight against malnutrition.

The DoST-FNRI will mainly provide training to CFPF staff on equipment operation and maintenance, production of complementary foods, basic food safety, good manufacturing practices, sanitation standard operating procedures and accounting. business.

This is just another proof of the scientific intervention programs of the DoST-FNRI in the fight against malnutrition not only in Ifugao, but throughout the country, where some interventions have already started.

The NSTW 2021 will take place from November 22 to 28, 2021 with the theme “Agham at teknolohiya: Tugon sa hamon ng panahon. “

Visit the NSTW website at http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ for more information. You can also visit and follow the NSTW Facebook page at https://web.facebook.com/nstwdost.

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