"First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan.”

Program: Health And Nutrition

NUTRITION MONTH this year announces the theme, "First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan.” E. Zobel Foundation has been actively participating in nutrition month activities for the past few years. Here in Calatagan, we have this Complementary Food aptly called SIGLA. This SIGLA Food Blend is a low – cost nutritional pack mixture of RICE and MONGO BEANS and SESAME SEEDS. It is specially formulated to ADD NUTRIENTS to the diet of undernourished children in poor communities not only in Calatagan, but in the whole Province of Batangas. It is an ideal complementary food for children, 6 months and up, during the age of body and brain development. SIGLA Food Blend is likewise easy to prepare, (1) as a stand alone food, (2) as a viand blend and (3) as a base material for making hotcakes, patties, and other food snacks best for children and even lactating mothers. We are one with the Nutrition Council in bringing awareness on the importance of proper infant and young child feeding practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and giving appropriate complementary food after six months while continuing breastfeeding. Happy nutrition month!