Sylvia Vivian Galang, MD
Medical Officer V
SHNP Regional Coordinator
Telephone number: (083) 2288825
The SBFP was previously known as the Breakfast Feeding Program (BFP) which was initially conceptualized and launched in 1997 to address the “short-term-hunger syndrome” among public elementary school children. As the program progressed, it shifted from just addressing the short-term hunger to addressing a more serious problem of under-nutrition in schools. The program was renamed to SBFP so as not to limit the feeding to breakfast only.
The program aims to promote, protect and maintain the health status of students and school personnel through the provision of various health services such as health appraisal, treatment, consultation, referral, health counseling among others.
Dental Service is the provision of promotive, preventive and curative services aimed to improve the oral health status of the school population specifically the pupil in the public elementary schools.
This program promotes the production of foods in school that are rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamin A, and iron as a major input to school feeding. It adopts environment-friendly technologies like the Bio-Intensive Gardening (BIG), Food Always in the Home (FAITH), and others to improve the quality and quantity of vegetable crops raised in school and pupils’ homes.
It also covers composting, establishment of plant nursery, tree planting, propagation of medicinal plants, orchard and school landscape development and related livelihood activities.