By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao
SAN JOSE, Antique – The National Food Authority here continues its advocacy for iron-fortified rice especially in communities with high incidence of malnutrition.
Accredited rice retailers of NFA are encouraged to continue selling iron-fortified rice at P27 per kilo.
The province of Antique, according to Gazelle Jamandron, information officer of NFA, has 97 accredited rice retail outlets selling iron-fortified rice.
Iron-fortified rice is also used in supplemental feeding programs in day care centers provincewide, she said.
NFA manager Hedy Jardeleza recently led the launching of the advocacy in the province in partnership with different local government units and concerned agencies of the national government.
This is a continuing program of NFA until various communities in the province benefit from it, Jamandron noted.