BNS produce nutri-chips - Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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BNS produce nutri-chips

By on April 16, 2018

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Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough, which may result to underweights, or, are too much that leads to overweight or obesity such that the diet causes health problems.

The province is still above the national average of the overweight and obese schoolchildren. To promote healthy diet and help the province on its fight to overweight and obesity, the Nueva Vizcaya Barangay Nutrition Scholar Federation has come out with a project of producing nutritious food, the “Nueva Vizcaya Nutri Snack.”

The Provincial Local Government Unit had adopted the ordinance regulating the sale of empty calorie foods (junk foods), carbonated, synthetic and sugary beverages in public and private school canteens and food vendors near the school premises. Schools had complied with the ordinance but the problem arises when children are outside the school, which is beyond control of the local government units and the school administration.

The nutri snack is made from banana, carrots, saluyot, malunggay, squash, taro, sweet potato and monggo/rice. Some are flavored with cheese. The BNS processes the nutri snacks at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Livelihood Center.

Kids and adults will surely enjoy these delicious and healthy nutri-snacks as freshness and crunchiness are guaranteed.

The BNS will be selling and distribute the nutri-snacks to schools and to interested retailers. The BNS will soon process food supplements in a form of powder or cereals.

SN Aboitiz PowerMagat Inc., in partnership with the provincial government headed by Governor Carlos M. Padilla, financed the livelihood projects of the BNS Provincial Federation. SN Aboitiz donated P600,000 to the BNS as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, while the PLGU gave P10,000 each to the 15 BNS municipal federation of the province. #bg

photo credit: Edwin Sadueste/Josephine Degamo
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