The Philippines is currently undergoing a rice shortage problem. Furthermore, there are also cases of malnutrition and hunger in the country. These crises has prompted several non-government organizations and Church groups to launch programs to alleviate the situation.
One such program was recently initiated by the Center for Community Work and People’s Development (CCWD) and Caritas Manila. Entitled Nutrimeal, this program introduced a vegetable and rice food supplement mix which included rice, mongo beans, carrots, sesame seeds, and horse radish.
The Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) approved this supplement and can now be added to any meal and be ensured that the consumers will be provided with more vitamins and minerals needed by the body. Currently, Nutrimeal is being sold for P70 per 100 grams in village halls and churches.