Jollibee feted for fighting malnutrition
President Aquino thanked Jollibee and Jollibee Group Foundation for its P2.27-billion Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program, which beefed up the fight against malnutrition.
BLT, which started in 2007, has provides nutritious meals to 1.2 million undernourished public elementary school pupils from Kinder to Grade 6 in 29,773 schools.
BLT maximizes parent involvement through trainings in food preparation, stakeholder engagement, and employee volunteering.
Aquino, in his speech, underscored the importance of good health and proper nutrition to a student’s performance.
He said even the best education has no effect on an empty stomach.