Nutrition and Education: A Response to the Hunger Crisis Among Filipino School Children

Dr. Oracion discusses how nutrition plays a critical role in a child's future, and the issues that arise from chronic hunger and food insecurity.

Dr Carmela C Oracion (Ma’am O), has been involved in the work with public schools for close to three decades now. She is the Director of the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED) which seeks to provide systematic, high impact, and visible support for public schools. After several years of training school leaders and teachers, ACED embarked on addressing equally crucial factors that affected public schools. For example, the Blueplate for Better Learning Feeding Program which provided daily meals in schools started in 2010. During the pandemic, support for the beneficiaries (and their families) continued in the form of weekly food packs consisting largely of vegetables.

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