There’s a saying that goes, “good health is the best gift anyone can receive.” With malnutrition still affecting many children in the country, our community must work together to help these children, who will eventually become the country’s future.
Recognizing its role in helping the nation, Mega Global Corporation, together with the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation, will once again hold the Mega Bigay Sustansya program—a health and nutrition program that’s deep-rooted from the company’s core value of “malasakit”—for the third straight year. With its determination to improve the country’s health sector, Mega Bigay Sustansya aims to reinforce the importance of nutrition to every family nationwide and extend a helping hand to those in need.
As it expands the program, Mega Global will be working in partnership with Reach Out Feed Philippines, as it spearheads the preparation of the meals daily and delivers these house to house to each beneficiary, after providing a nutritional assessment of all recipes used in the program. The organization will also analyze and evaluate the results of the program.
The program aims to support 870 children from various barangays across six provinces through a 60-day nutrition program. The barangays are in Batangas, Navotas, Valenzuela, Samar, Surigao del Sur, and Zamboanga. Beneficiaries are children aged 4-12 years old, who will receive two nutritious meals daily for 60 days. The daily meals will include at least one sardines meal, made using Mega Global’s vitamin- and nutrient-packed high-quality sardines.
At the beginning and end of the program, the children’s weight, height, and mid-arm circumference will be taken to gauge their progress. In addition, to encourage parents to support the nutrition program for their children, Mega Global will provide incentives to select participants who fit the program’s criteria – biggest gainer, most improved, etc.
To further ensure that progress is sustained, Mega Global will also be developing leave-behind materials containing affordable, nutritious recipes made from ingredients that are easily accessible to families. This will empower parents and the community with knowledge on how to prepare meals for the health and well-being of their children and loved ones.
“When we first launched this nutrition program two years ago, we saw how transformative it was for the beneficiaries, who not only saw an improvement in their weight but also in their health and well-being. Inspired by their transformation, Mega Global decided to expand this program and make it sustainable by also educating the community on the importance of having good food and having good nutrition for the whole family,” says Mega Global Chief Growth and Development Officer Marvin Tiu Lim.
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