Saturday, October 13, 2007

Malnutrition among Ilonggo pre-schoolers decline

THE prevalence of malnutrition among pre-school children in Iloilo has decreased from 40.8 percent in 1998 to 14.85 percent in 2006.

This was disclosed by Iloilo Provincial Nutrition Program Coordinator Rosarie San Luis in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency recently.

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Data obtained showed that the prevalence of malnutrition among pre-schoolers in the province was recorded at 40.8 percent in 1998, it went down to 20.4 percent in 2004, 16.7 percent in 2005 and 14.85 percent last year.

San Luis attributed the decline to the integrated nutrition, health, agriculture and environment programs being implemented by the provincial government and the different municipal nutrition councils.

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