650 Si­mo­nian fam­i­lies ben­e­fit from 2-in-1 health pro­gram

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

SAN SI­MON - In an aim to im­prove the health of ev­ery Si­mo­nian, the lo­cal gov­ern­ment here dis­trib­uted health and well­ness prod­ucts on Tu es­day.

The pro­gram dubbed “2-in-1 Health Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram” is a part­ner­ship of the lo­cal and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment which aims to pro­vide mi­cronu­tri­ent sup­ple­men­ta­tion to young chil­dren.

Mayor Leonora Wong said that 350 pre-school­ers from pub­lic schools re­ceived packs of for­mula milk and mul­ti­vi­ta­mins and 300 grade school­ers re­ceived mul­ti­vi­ta­mins in­tended for twom­onth sup­ple­men­ta­tion.

“Makikita kasi yung ef­fec­tiv­ity ng pag-inom ng vi­ta­mins af­ter two months na con­tin­u­ous use kaya si Gover­nor Lilia Pi n ed a ay nag­pro­vide ng vi­ta­mins at pati na rin gatas na ma­g­a­gamit for two months ng mga bata,” she ex­plained.

Mean­while, the ben­e­fi­cia­ries also re­ceived den­tal kits which in­clude tooth­brushes and tooth­pastes as part of the cel­e­bra­tion of Oral Health Aware­ness Week.

Wong said that oral health­care is one if the con­cerns of the Mu­nic­i­pal Health Of­fice (MHO) as it one of the im­por­tant con­trib­u­tors to over­all well-be­ing of a per­son.

“Gu st o natin kumpleto, mula sa malu­sog na pan­gan­gatawan hang­gang sa maayos na oral health kaya isin­abay na rin natin,” she said.

Aside from dis­tri­bu­tion of gift packs, MHO Dr. Mar­line Bag­tas and Mu­nic­i­pal Den­tist Dr. Rachelle Man­la­paz also con­ducted sem­i­nars to in­form par­ents of the im­por­tance of main­tain­ing the health of their fam­i­lies.

This in­cludes talks on the im­por­tance of oral hy­giene and ben­e­fits of tak­ing milk and mul­ti­vi­ta­mins on the growth of the chil­dren.

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