Gatchalian proposes feeding program for public elementary students
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has filed a bill proposing a nationwide feeding program for public school students from pre-school to Grade 6 with at least one free nutritious hot meal per day.
The Nutri-Skwela Act of 2016 (SB 204) is one of Gatchalian’s first 10 bills as a neophyte senator.
He said students need to be healthy in order to learn well in school.
Gatchalian started a K to 6 In-School Feeding Program during his final term as Valenzuela City mayor.