NutriAsia and Papa team up with DepEd to teach students about proper nutrition

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In photo (L-R): Department of Education Usec. Diosdado M. San Antonio and Former DepEd Regional Director and K to 12 Curriculum Consultant Dr. ParalumanGiron paved the way for the partnership with Papa Catsup.

Proper diet and nutrition are crucial in young children’s formative years. These foster proper development for children, leading to good health, intelligence, and behavior, thus giving them better chances in succeeding later in life.

In light of this, NutriAsia and Papa forged a partnership with both Marylindbert International and the Department of Education (DepEd) for the school year 2020-2021, the Pinggang Pinoy Pina-Sweet Sarap Comprehensive School Program advocacy. It is a special module that teaches the importance of having the right diet and nutrition. Advocated by Papa Banana Catsup and Papa Spaghetti Pack, the program aims to educate Grade 1 and 2 Filipino students about how keeping a good diet with the right nutrition lead to proper and healthy development.

“With the Pinggang Pinoy Pina-Sweet Sarap Comprehensive School Program, we have a whole plan ready for teaching young Filipinos how to keep a proper diet and take in the nutrients they need,” said NutriAsia President and COO Angie Flaminiano. “We hope to be a part of their good growth and development and, in turn, the Philippines’ growth as well. ”The Pinggang Pinoy program will be launched in 30 participating schools across the country, namely in Regions I, X, XI, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

School children from Regions I, X, XI, and the Cordillera Administrative Region received DepEd workbooks and Papa products for a truly unique learning experience

The NutriAsia and Papa Pinggang Pinoy Pina-Sweet Sarap Advocacy Program are divided into three stages. The first stage is an in-classroom module and the second stage will involve cooking demonstrations and activities that will show students and parents how to prepare healthy snacks. Advocates Papa Banana Catsup and Papa Spaghetti Pack revealed that the culminating activity will involve a cooking contest that will challenge students, teachers, and parents to create unique recipes.

Papa’s advocacy of helping educate Filipinos in the classroom and beyond has also led them to produce edutainment Facebook videos for NutriAsia’s HomeSchool Program. These videos can be viewed at


For more information and updates on Pinggang Pinoy and NutriAsia’s other initiatives, visit the official website at, and follow NutriAsia on Facebook.