December 8, 2023

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – The Schools Division Office-Ifugao kicked off the Oplan Kalusugan sa DepEd (OKD) at the Potia Elementary School to ensure safe school operations and the wellbeing of learners.
With the theme, “Pinalakas na Oplan Kalusugan sa DepEd, pinatatag na learning institution,” the program was participated in by health personnel, municipal officials, heads and representatives of offices, and partner agencies.
OIC Schools Division Superintendent Soraya Faculo cited the importance of exercise, nutrition, and rest in having a healthy learning institution.
She also pushed for strengthened collaboration with partners and stakeholders to enhance OKD programs for healthier behaviors and better learning among learners.   
Medical, dental care, and nutrition services and activities were conducted to selected grades 1 to 10 pupils during the kick-off program.
Pursuant to DepEd Order 28, s. 2018, OKD is the convergence of DepEd’s school health and nutrition programs for effective implementation at the school level.
It highlights the six flagship programs, namely the School-Based Feeding Program complemented by other nutrition support programs: medical, dental, and nursing services including the School Dental Health Care Program; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Program; Adolescent Reproductive Health; National Drug Education Program supported by comprehensive tobacco control, and School Mental Health Program. – Florida B. Robles