DOST Supports Veggie-enriched Goods

Spearheaded by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) 8 through its Regional Head Carina Z. Santiago in coordination with other government institutions, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), region 8 also launched the veggie-enriched squash noodles and squash breads.

The launching was held last July 3 at the Robinson’s Place, Tacloban City which is also the formal launching of Nutrition Month.

Under this project, DOST Regional Director Edgardo M. Esperancilla bared that in region 8 there are manufacturers of veggie-enriched squash bread and noodles. In Tacloban City, he disclosed, some of these manufacturers are Beamarish Bakeshop, and Our Daily Bread Bakeshop and Snack House; while in Ormoc City they have the Mayongs Bakeshop; and the JM Foods in San Isidro.

The veggie-enriched squash bread and noodles are rich in Vitamin A and have other nutritional value; he shared, and helps in the prevention of diabetes and heart disease.

And to prove that said veggie-enriched products really tastes good, squash bread and canton, courtesy of DOST and NNC, was served during the launching to the delight of those who graced the activity.

Under this project, households and all government and non-government offices to include the local government units (LGUs) are encouraged to plant vegetables and fruit trees in their respective backyards. Relative to this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed seeds to the participants. [via PIA]