Malasakit has always been at the heart of Mega Global Corporation’s business. In everything they do, they aim to make a positive difference in the lives of Filipino families, especially in addressing the issue of malnutrition. This is the heart of the MegaBigay Sustansya program, which first launched in 2019.
With Mega Bigay Sustansya, Mega has hundreds of underprivileged Filipino children through a balanced diet and improved knowledge of basic nutrition, despite a pandemic by the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation (MTLF). Helped to nourish and improve health.
In the fourth year of transforming the lives of beneficiaries in the Philippines, Mega Bigay Sustansya promises to expand significantly and bring positive change to more and more people. Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4 will officially launch on Tuesday, June 28th at the Prime Hotel in Quezon City, promising more sustainable feeding days, more coverage, more engagement and more partners. The kick-off event was commended by representatives of partner institutions and organizations. Media professionals, mom bloggers and influencers also participated in the event.
To achieve the goal of expanding the program, MTLF has partnered with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Institute of Food and Nutrition (DOST-FNRI), the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD), and the Reach Outfeed Philippines (ROFP). .. Diets and recipes are co-developed and nutrition workshops for parents are being developed at DOST-FNRI. DSWD helps bring together volunteers to identify areas where malnutrition support is most needed. ROFP helps prepare and distribute meals, coordinate LGUs, and evaluate beneficiaries.
MTLF, together with these partner agencies and organizations, has expressed its commitment to help alleviate malnutrition in children in the Philippines. The number of feeding days was increased from 60 days to 120 days, to 2 meals a day, 6 days a week, for a total of 160,800 meals. In addition, the program’s geographical scope has been expanded to seven locations: NCR and Regions 3, 4A, 4B, 6, 8, and 9. Beneficiaries are intended for children aged 4-12 years.
In addition, DOST-FNRI aims to improve the health of the program through the sustainability of the program, that is, not only a balanced diet, but also proper nutritional knowledge, with nutrition for beneficiary parents and guardians. We carry out dietary management training.
For the MTLF and Mega as a whole, the problem of national malnutrition can be addressed by providing high quality, nutritious products that are worth the money, not only for beneficiaries but also for customers.
The pandemic and global economic challenges have made it difficult for families from impoverished communities to provide nutritious meals for their children. We hope that Mega Bigay Sustansya will be of substantial help to Filipino families and will keep children nourished, so that they can attain good health which is so essential for their development,Marvin Tiu Lim, Mega’s Chief Growth and Development Officer
Mega Global’s relentless efforts to alleviate the malnutrition problem in the country will go a long way in building a generation of healthy Filipinos who can make a difference in their communities and the country,Dawn Marie Cabigon of ROFP
Jason Quejada of DSWD agrees. “MegaBigay Sustansya’s fourth year is a timely effort to help more families ensure proper nutrition for their children. We commend Megaglobal’s efforts to address this important concern.” rice field.
DOST-FNRI emphasized the importance of disseminating knowledge about nutrition. “MegaBigay Sustansya provides a good opportunity to involve the family and educate them about the importance of feeding their children a nutritious diet,” said Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Director IV and Researcher IV.