School feeding program - updates

Rappler's latest stories on School feeding program


Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

DepEd's feeding program: Are students 
better off with it?

May 31, 2016 - 12:30 PM

To correct malnutrition practices the incoming Duterte administration will need not only to continue this program but also to complement it with other programs

Ateneo de Naga: Fighting hunger, one meal at a time

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Ateneo de Naga University s Center for Community Development conducts a supplemental feeding program for more than 400 children

HEALTHY SNACK. One of the school feeding program beneficiaries eats her free meal of the day. Photo by Joshua Ruizo

Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Pacman donate P5.3M to fight hunger

Mar 04, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Press release from World Food Programme: Manny Pacquiao alongside restaurants donate cash to fight hunger

FIGHTING HUNGER. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell hand over P 5.3 million to WFP for its school feeding program in Central Mindanao. Photo by Anthony Chase Lim/WFP Philippines

How is gov't managing school feeding program?

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:35 AM

The Department of Education should reexamine the daily feeding budget currently at P16 per beneficiary

Tap cash transfer to feed more public school kids – Recto

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:30 AM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto questions why the DSWD s conditional cash transfer program is increasing overhead costs and not for its feeding program

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Nutribun: Remember me?

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Do you remember eating Nutribun as a child? The Manila government is reviving the school feeding program with a few changes in place

DepEd calls on parents to help cook school meals

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The DepEd hopes more parents can participate in school feeding programs not out of pressure but because they truly understand the need for it

COOKS. Parents come together to cook meals for their children enrolled in a public school. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Grace Poe on good governance: 'Make it a norm'

Sep 03, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Our optimism helps us bounce back but our high tolerance for lousy service and corruption disables us from having foresight for what’s best for the country

The children who can't enter kindergarten

Jun 19, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The Philippines is home to over 2 million working Filipino children aged 5 17 as of 2013 Many of them lack access to proper education and nutrition

CHILD'S PLAY. A group of children make use of their slippers during an improvised game of volleyball

How to involve parents in school feeding programs

Jun 07, 2014 - 8:29 PM

A small daycare center in Caloocan shares its best practices hoping to inspire other preschools and LGUs to follow suit

How to fix malnutrition? Try community-based education

Mar 18, 2014 - 9:21 AM

CI Manila shows that community based intervention programs that focus on education and changing behaviors can help address malnutrition

What the PH can learn from Thai school nutrition programs

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:54 PM

To combat child malnutrition Thailand has been implementing a national government funded school lunch and milk feeding program since 1992

FOOD FOR THE YOUNG. To address child nutrition problems, Thailand has been implementing a national government-funded school lunch and milk feeding program since 1992. Photo from the World Food Programme

PH education and health lagging behind ASEAN nations

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:45 AM

2014 starts off on the right foot with bigger budget allocations for education and health But impact will depend on whether funds are used efficiently

LEFT BEHIND. Philippine primary education and health is the 3rd least competitive in Southeast Asia. Graphic by Renz Bautista/Rappler

Indian school head arrested over mass poisoning: police

Jul 24, 2013 - 11:59 PM

Police arrest the head of a school in eastern India where 23 children died after eating a free meal laced with a lethal pesticide an officer says

FOOD POISONING. Indian schoolchildren recovering from food poisoning receive medical treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital in Patna on July 20, 2013. Photo by AFP

Deaths rock trust in India school meals scheme

Jul 21, 2013 - 4:09 PM

While there has been widespread revulsion over the revelations experts say the scheme is nevertheless a crucial weapon in the war against malnutrition