December 18, 2012 DO 87, s. 2012 – Guidelines on the Implementation of the HNC-Funded School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP)

December 18, 2012
DO 87, s. 2012
Guidelines on the Implementation of the HNC-Funded School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP)

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents Heads, Public Elementary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Health and Nutrition Center (HNC) relaunched the Breakfast Feeding Program (BFP) in School Year (SY) 2010-2011 to address the malnutrition problem and short-term hunger among public school children. This program was renamed School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) in order not to limit the feeding to breakfast only. This is to allow the school administrators to decide what time to conduct the feeding that will best address the nutritional needs of the learners. For this school year, the program will cater to severely wasted beneficiaries from Kindergarten to Grade 6 pupils in selected HNC- Funded schools. Thus, this Department issues the Guidelines on the Implementation of the HNC-Funded School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for SY 2012-2013.
  2. The SBFP covers 42,372 (7.54%) beneficiaries of the identified 562,262 severely wasted children as per Nutritional Status (NS) Report dated August 31, 2012. Firstly, this Program aims to rehabilitate at least 70% of the severely wasted beneficiaries to normal nutritional status at the end of 100-120 feeding days. Secondly, it aims to increase classroom attendance by 85% to 100% and to improve the children’s health and nutrition values and behavior.
  3. The following are the guidelines:
    1. The schools not identified as SBFP beneficiaries may collaborate with the local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and other stakeholders for the implementation of their feeding program;
    2. The allocation from canteen proceeds and other related income generating projects may also be utilized for this purpose;
    3. The schools implementing feeding programs are required to submit a report to DepEd Central Office (CO) for proper coordination and recognition of partners;
    4. The schools are further encouraged to establish vegetable gardens in schools as a source of ingredients for the program;
    5. The families of the beneficiaries shall put up their own home gardens so that nutritional improvement is maintained at home. The families may ask their barangay officials to provide training and seedlings for their home gardens;
    6. The school head (SH) is expected to monitor daily the feeding activities and program implementation;
    7. The division Technical Working Group (TWG) is expected to monitor compliance of the schools to the guidelines, procurement process, health and nutritional assessment, and the conduct of complementary activities such as deworming, food production, waste segregation and composting, integration of Essential Health Care Program (EHCP), good grooming and personal hygiene, and productivity, life, and values development training; and
    8. The regional TWG is expected to monitor the activities of the division offices such as the request for funds, submission of required documents from the schools, timely release of funds to the SHs, progress of implementation, and liquidation of funds.
  4. All regional directors (RDs), schools division/city superintendents (SDSs), and SHs are enjoined to extend full administrative support to the management of the program.
  5. The following documents are enclosed for reference:Enclosure No. 1 – Operational Guidelines for SY 2012 -2013;
    Enclosure No. 2 – List of Target Areas and Schools for SY 2012-2013;
    Enclosure No. 3 – List of Developed Standardized Recipes; and
    Enclosure No. 4 – School-Based Feeding Programs (SBFP) Forms.
  6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

As stated
DepEd Order: No. 80, s. 2011

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