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Food AidCommunity Feeding Programme  

Essential food “Food Basket” for Orang Asli children  
Last updated: December 2, 2017 
All information has not been verified by the relevant Ministry/Agency

What is this programme about?  

The Community Feeding Programme is a Government Transformation Programme initiative to provide basic nutritional food and basic health care to children of poor Orang Asli families.  These low-income Orang Asli households are provided “Food Baskets” containing basic essential nutritional food for the consumption of their children between 6 months to 6 years old, the formative years. Currently, the programme distributes these food baskets to families in rural Perak, Pahang, Kelantan and the Penan Community in Sarawak. 

Community Feeding Programme is run by volunteers from the local Aboriginal communities who have been trained by Ministry of Health.

The activities carried out are as follows:

  • Provision of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) - RUTF is a paste containing energy-dense, enriched micronutrients used in therapeutic nutrition, made of peanuts, oil, sugar and powdered milk. RUTF is given by trained village health volunteers to malnourished (KZM) children twice a week for 3 months at Community Feeding Centres.

  • Provision of Complementary Food – Complementary food will be provided to all children aged 6 months to 6 years old. (Children with normal weight and malnourished children (KZM)). This food includes a glass of milk, biscuits/cereals, multivitamins with iron and fish oil. Complimentary food is given by trained village health volunteers in Community Feeding Centres every day except weekends. (5 times a week).

  • Community Health Programme - Community Health Programme aims to empower aboriginal health volunteers in carrying out health activities in the community. In addition, it creates awareness, increases knowledge and health practices such as personal hygiene and nutrition among aboriginal people (Orang Asli) through health screening, cooking classes/ healthy food preparation as well as lectures and demonstration in personal hygiene (fleas, nails, feet, teeth and hands ). The programme is conducted every 3 months in collaboration with health personnel and aboriginal (Orang Asli) volunteers.

What are MyBenefits?

Assistance: Fully subsidised essential food
Income Group: Low-income Orang Asli families
Target Group: children between the age of 6 months to 6 years old

 

Contacts

Ministry/Agency: Ministry of Health Malaysia

Website: http://nutrition.moh.gov.my/en/program-community-feeding/

Email: http://nutrition.moh.gov.my/en/hubungi-kami/

Mailing address:

Nutrition Department, Level 1 Block E3 Complex E, Federal Government Administrative Centre 62590 Putrajaya
Telephone: +603-88924503/4556
Fax: +603-88924511/4512


Direct contact

Mrs. Norlela Mohd Hussin
Email: lela@moh.gov.my 
Telephone: 03-88924454

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