an XU med presents a cross-sectional study on the magnitude of malnutrition among children ages 0-5 years old of Xavier Ecoville
Being a mother is no easy job. One of their many hats includes being in-charge of watching their children’s health and nutrition. In Xavier Ecoville, the Xavier University (XU)-led resettlement community for Sendong survivors, a half day symposium-class on health education titled “Mother’s class” was conducted. The XU Dr. Jose P. Rizal Medicine School collaborated with the XU College of Nursing and came up with the said activity bearing the theme “Breastfeeding ay ugaliin upang si baby paglaki ay bigatin”. The topics covered were malnutrition, deficiencies of vitamins and minerals, benefits of breastfeeding, supplementary feeding for children and the use of go, grow glow foods to combat malnutrition. The health cluster of Xavier Ecoville supported the activity which was done in time for the nutrition month celebration.
a boy volunteers to demonstrate the proper hand washing technique he has just learned
While the mothers were busy learning new lessons, their children were too. Second year nursing students under the Community Health Nursing class organized 2-6 year olds and facilitated a children’s class on proper hand washing and tooth brushing.