Complementary food launching held at Mahinog, Camiguin

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CAMIGUIN, Feb. 27 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) continues its fight against malnutrition in the country by continually innovating healthy foods for the nutritional deficient children.

The Camiguin Provincial Science and Technology Center together with the local government of Mahinog launched the BigMo Kroepeck complementary food during the latter's flag ceremony on Jan. 21.

Mahinog Mayor Rogerio C. Acle, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Juanita K. Llacuna, Councilor Sheila Babanto for Health and Sanitation Committee, other municipal councilors and barangay health workers, and Provincial Science and Technology Director Miriam A. dela Plaza attended the complementary food launching.

BigMo Kroepeck, or the community-based Rice Mongo, is one of the complementary foods developed by the DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).

It was innovated to be on top of the children's sought-after foods despite the obvious demand for junk foods.

The launching also marked the first day of feeding for the 72 school age children with nutritional needs.


S & T Trivia

" The University of the Philippines developed an anti-cough medicine (Ascof) and a diuretic (Releaf) from Philippine herbs lagundi and sambong, respectively, which won a silver in the 1997 International Inventors' Fair in Switzerland. The research papers were organized by Dr. Francis Gomez. "

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