Supplementary Feeding Program

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) is the provision of food in addition to the regular meals to children currently enrolled in the day care centers as part of the DSWD’s contribution to the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program of the government.
Food supplementation is in the form of hot meals being served during break/snack time in the morning session or during break/snack time in the afternoon session to children in Day Care Centers (DCCs), and Supervised Neighborhood Play (SNP).

The feeding program is being managed by the parents based on a prepared meal cycle using available indigenous food supplies. Children beneficiaries are weighed at the start of the feeding period and three months thereafter. After the completion of 120 feeding days, the improvement and sustenance in the nutritional status of the beneficiaries will be determined.

Objectives
• To provide augmentation support for the feeding program of children in LGU-managed Child Development Centers (CDC)/SNP areas using indigenous foods and/or locally produced foods equivalent to 1/3 of Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake (RENI).
• To improve knowledge, attitude and practices of children, parents and caregivers through intensified nutrition and health education; and
• To improve and sustain the nutritional status of the targeted children beneficiaries.

Target Beneficiaries
• 2-4 year-old children in Supervised Neighborhood Play;
• 4 year-old children enrolled in Child Development Centers; and
• 5 year-old children not enrolled in Child Development Centers, and;
• 5-12 year-old malnourished children outside the Child Development Centers.

Coverage
This program covers all of the Child Development Centers (CDCs) and Supervised Neigborhood Play (SNP) groups nationwide including ARMM

 

Contact Person/s:

Name: BENJAMIN F. BALDO (Head, Protective Services Unit)
Designation: Social Welfare Officer V
Tel/Fax: (072) 888-2184
Direct Line: 687-8000 local 219
E-mail: fo1@dswd.gov.ph

Name: ALMA C. GONZALES 
Designation: Nutritionist / Dietician III
Tel/Fax: (072) 888-2184
Direct Line: 687-8000 local 219
E-mail: alma_cabrido@yahoo.com

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