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The Nutri-Pak

Experience with an Indigenous Supplementary Feeding Intervention in the Philippines
  • George H. Ropes

Abstract

The subject of this paper is the Philippine nutrition intervention known as Nutri-Pak, but it is impossible to discuss Nutri-Pak without describing the context within which it was developed. I shall therefore preface my discussion of Nutri-Pak with some comments on the Philippine Nutrition Program (PNP), which is the programmatic expression of two entities: the National Nutrition Council (NNC), and the Nutrition Center of the Philippines (NCP). The former is a public body composed of the heads of more than a dozen ministries and professional organizations, responsible for formulating nutrition policy and coordinating implementation of all government nutrition activity. The latter, a private sector counterpart of the NNC, plays a supporting role. Both bodies were established in mid-1974, the NNC by President Ferdinand E. Marcos, the NCP by the First Lady, Mrs. Imelda Marcos. Such high-level political support for nutrition makes the Philippines something of a rarity.

Keywords

Supplementary Feeding Nutrition Program Nutrition Policy Protein Powder Texture Vegetable Protein 
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References

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    The Malnutrition Problem in the Philippines. Processed working paper prepared for the International Study Symposium on Policy Making and Planning to Reduce Malnutrition, Berkeley, California, 29 March-1 April, 1977.Google Scholar
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    Philippine Food and Nutrition Program News, p. 3, March 1974.Google Scholar
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    Philippine Food and Nutrition Program Annual Report, p. viii, 1 July 1973 to 30 June 1974.Google Scholar
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    Annex 3 of The Philippine Nutrition Program, 1975–1976 (a pamphlet).Google Scholar
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    Alfonso, M., E. Bañez, L. Pineda, R. Florentino, D. Adorna, and R. Guirriec. Organization, Production, Distribution, and Utilization of Nutri-Pak—An Evaluation. (This unpublished report is the principal source for information on the generic Nutri-Paks.)Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • George H. Ropes
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  1. 1.International Nutrition ProgramMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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