DSWD XI Regional Nutritionist Helena Calatrava welcomes participants to the Roll-out Training of Food and Nutrition Module to 114 Pantawid Pamilya City/Municipal Links. The food and nutrition training is DSWD’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive on the provision of rice subsidy to the poorest of the poor to address the recurring hunger problem during his 2016 State of the Nation Address (SONA). The Department will prepare Pantawid beneficiaries to become independent and self-reliant thru the integration of backyard vegetable gardening and animal-raising for their own consumption. (DSWD)