2013 SHNP ACTIVITIES . SCHOOL SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAM Daily TOOTHBRUSHING ( Essential Health Care Program) ENDLINE NUTRITONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT NS Report due - January 1 st round mass Deworming JANUARY -ELEM/SEC –Report due -February 4,2013.
( Essential Health Care Program)
NS Report due -January
a law that ensures safe and adequate nutrition for infants through the promotion of breastfeeding and the regulation of promotion, distribution, selling, advertising, product public relations, and information services artificial milk formulas and other covered products.
E.O. 51, commonly referred to as, "The Milk Code",
What products does the Milk Code cover?>Breast milk substitutes, including infant formula and milk supplements>Foods, beverages, and other milk products (when marketed or represented to be suitable, with or without modification, for use as partial or total replacement for breast milk)>Bottle-fed complementary foods>Feeding bottles and teats.
“STRENGTHENING THE INTEGRATION OF BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM,SETTING UP AND SUSTAINING THE OPERATION OF LACTATION STATION INSCHOOLS AND COMPLIANCE WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 51”
> SET UP LACTATION STATIONS IN THEIR reSPECTIvE JURISDICTIONS AS WELL AS STRENGTHEN,SUSTAIN AND ENHANCE THE SAME* LACTATion stations must be equipped with lavatory, refrigerator , small table, COMFORTABLE SEATS (CHAPTER 3,SEC.2)
SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE DIRECTED TO :
>INTENSIFY AND STRENGTHEN INTEGRATION OF BREAST FEEDING EDUCATION IN RELEVANT SUBJECTS ELEMENTARYSECONDARY,TERTIARY LEVELS (DEPED,CHED,TESDA)
>STRENGTHEN THE PROHIBITION =POSTING AND OR DISTRIBUTION OF ADVERTISEMENTS,PROMOTION OR MARKETING OF INFANT FORMULA OR RELATED PRODUCTS=DISTRIBUTION OF MILK SAMPLES AND SUPPLIES BY COMPANIESMANUFACTURING INFANT FORMULAS=DONATIONS FROM MANUFACTURER’S AND DISTRIBUTORS OF SUCH PRODUCTS AMONG OTHERS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING
"Breastfeeding has distinct advantages which benefit the infant and the mother, including the hospital and the country that adopt its practice. It is the first preventive health measure that can be given to the child at birth. It also enhances mother-infant relationship. Furthermore, the practice of breastfeeding could save the country valuable foreign exchange that may otherwise be used for milk importation.