Operation Timbang to Detect Malnourished Children

Children 6 years old and below are now being given their very own type weight watcher’s program.

Operation Timbang of the Los Baños Nutrition Office aims to weigh and categorize children based on their Body Mass Index. This will help health officers identify kids who are malnourished.

A total of 24 Barangay Nutrition Scholars are now conducting house-to-house surveys. Children found to be either malnourished or undernourished will be asked to participate in the municipality-wide feeding program this April 2012.

by Jill Buenaobra

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