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New food menu full of nutrients found in S. Cotabato

HEALTH • 04:48 AM Wed Jul 29, 2015
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Edwin Fernandez
Regional Nurtion Press Corps president and DXOM-AM station manager Agnes Myra Pinol (2nd from right) and Ma. Ana Uy during the nutrition month culminating program. (Southcotabato FB account)

KORONADAL CITY - A new food menu full of nutrients has been discovered and supported by the provincial nutrition office, an official said today.Speaking over DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal,Ma. Ana Uy, South Cotabato nutrition officer, said the new menu will help address malnutrition among children in the province.The menu ingredients are common in the countryside, especially among indigenous communities. It is known as creamy Sapamal. To ensure the food is complete with nutrients, Uy said it is mixed with peanuts, squash, beans, brown sugar and coconut milk.In fact, Uy said, the Sapamal, is among the food offered by the nutrition office in its feeding program inLake Sebu and T’boli, communities where there are high incidents of malnutrition.

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