The National Nutrition Council Region 02, with the “Our World Global Foundation” partnered with “ASIA USA Foundation” distributed I-rice to locals as a part of a medical and dental mission in Payagan East, Ballesteros, Cagayan last April 25,2012.
Nutrition Program Coordinator Rhodora G. Maestre and staff worked hand in hand with “Our World Global Foundation” founder and chairwoman Michal Mael; with the support of 1st District Board Member Ma. Olivia B. Pascual as she gave a lecture on Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Along with this, cavans of Iron fortified rice were given to an estimated 113 families in the locality and the recipients were taught on how to prepare the rice, as well as how to address to their family nutritional needs.
Subsequently NNC R02 and “Our World Global Foundation” also extended their assistance to the aboriginal Aeta families in Barangay San Mariano, Lal-lo, Cagayan; packs of rice, canned goods, and fortified noodles, vitamins, and iron supplements were given to these locals, accompanied with free health consultation and lifestyle management information.
Same advocacy was conducted to the Municipality of Calayan and 10 cavans of i - rice were distributed.