July 23, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Five adaptors of e-nutribun in the province are now supplying the enhanced bread to the offices of the Department of Education in Kalinga and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in support to their feeding programs.

The enhanced nutribun or e-nutribun, the new variation of the well-known bread in the 1970’s, is a technology developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Food, Nutrition and Research Institute as a science driven solution to address hunger and malnutrition.

The  e-nutribun has more micronutrients like iron and vitamin A and softer texture. This vitamin-packed bread comes in squash, carrot, and sweet potato variants and   weighs 160 to 165 grams per piece, which is easier for children to hold and bite.

This is also one of DOST-FNRI’s support to DSWD Memorandum Circular 12 s. 2020, or the Guidelines in the Implementation of the Supplementary Feeding Program during Community Quarantine or other Similar Emergencies.

DOST-Kalinga personnel recently visited EJ-ED Highlands Flavor, Mt. Zion Bakery, and Cabaruan Multipurpose Cooperative, the three e-nutribun adaptors in Tabuk City, to ensure that their products are meeting standards.

DOST also signed a memorandum of agreement with Kajchilan Multipurpose Cooperative in Balbalan on S & T intervention for the upgrading of their production facility. Funded under the Local Grants-in-Aid, the project also aims to capacitate the organization on appropriate technologies and relevant training, among others. – Peter Balocnit