DO 51, s. 2016 - Implementation of the School-Based Feeding Program for School Year 2016-2017

June 29, 2016
DO 51, s. 2016
Implementation of the School-Based Feeding Program for School Year 2016-2017
To:     Bureau Directors
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Public Elementary School Heads
          All Others Concerned
  1. The Department of Education (DepEd), through the School Health Division-Bureau of Learner Support Services (SHD-BLSS), shall implement the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for School Year (SY) 2016-2017 to address undernutrition and short-term hunger among public school children.  The Operational Guidelines for School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for SY 2016-2017 are enclosed for reference. 
  2. SBFP will cover an estimate of 533,425 severely wasted (SW) and 1,385,039 wasted (W) from Kindergarten to Grade 6.  The program primarily aims to improve the nutritional status of the beneficiaries by at least 70% at the end of 120 feeding days.  Secondarily, it aims to increase classroom attendance by 85% and improve the children’s health and nutritional values and behavior.
  3. School heads (SHs) are expected to monitor the feeding activities and program implementation on a daily basis.  The Schools Division Technical Working Group (SDTWG) is expected to monitor the school compliance with the guidelines, procurement process, health and nutritional assessment, and the conduct of complementary activities, such as deworming, food production, waste segregation and composting, and integration of good grooming and personal hygiene.  The Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) is expected to monitor the activities of the schools division offices, such as the timely release of funds to the SHs, progress of implementation, liquidation of funds, and submission of reports. 
  4. All schools shall establish and maintain the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) as a source of ingredients for the SBFP and shall encourage the families of the beneficiaries to have their own home gardens so that nutritional improvement is maintained at home.  The school GPP coordinator shall coordinate with their local agriculture officials to provide training and seedlings for their home gardens.
  5. The schools implementing the SBFP are required to submit a terminal report through the heads of the RTWG and SDTWG to School Health Division-Bureau of Learner Support Services (SHD-BLSS), Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. 
  6. All regional directors, schools division superintendents, and SHs are enjoined to extend full support to the SBFP.
  7. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed. 
 
(Sgd)BR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC
Secretary
 
Reference: DepEd Order No. 33, s. 2015
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
 
CLASSES
FUNDS
HEALTH EDUCATION
PROGRAMS
SCHOOL
STRAND: Governance and Operations