5 out of 10 Filipino kids are suffering from malnutrition. Nationwide, more than 3 million of them are suffering from this health problem. To 1,000 malnourished Filipino kids aged 5 to 10 years old from Imus, Rosario, Noveleta, Trece Martires in Cavite, Aral Pinoy and The Appledrive Project will provide FREE apples, healthy and nutritionally balanced meals and vitamins, and their parents will be given hands-on training on urban container gardening (UCG) to grow their own healthy vegetables.
Nationwide, malnutrition is high in community (barangay) day care centers, pre-schools and elementary schools. Serving of food with adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients play a vital role in providing the basic nutrition the Filipino growing child population needs for healthy growth and development.
Aral Pinoy and The Appledrive Project ensure that for one whole year 1,000 poor Filipino children in the communities of Imus, Rosario, Noveleta, Trece Martires in Cavite will (1) get FREE apples (and other fruits) for them to eat, not once but more often, (2) receive healthy and nutritionally balanced meals and vitamins, (3) make their parents get training on urban container gardening (UCG) to grow their own healthy vegetables, and (4) be taught the importance of living a healthy life.
The children and parents in the communities of Imus, Rosario, Noveleta, Trece Martires in Cavite will learn (1) why they should eat apples (and other fruits) more often, (2) the importance of balanced meals and vitamins in living a healthy life, (3) why growing their own vegetables can positively impact their health, as well as improve their environment, (4) the basic life skills, such as personal hygiene and environmental sanitation, and (5) the values of kindness, friendship and generosity.