by Cristie Deyro, MD
Mothers from different parts of the Philippines enjoy studying and doing the activities with their children in the Home Based Learning Program, a program being piloted by Bountiful Children’s Foundation. It consists of seven health lessons on handwashing, clean water, proper waste disposal, safe food preparation, dietary intake, breastfeeding and cognitive stimulation. Effective health and nutrition education wins half the battle in the fight against malnutrition.
Below is a gallery of more photos from the Philippines taken during the pilot program and a page from the lesson manual that has been colored by one of the children. Click on a gallery image to enlarge and leaf through the photos.