99% of the 7,992 beneficiary families received the nutritional support bonus. This means that this economic support has been provided to 7,913 vulnerable families in the provinces of Azuay, Bolívar Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí, Pichincha, Santa Elena, Sucumbíos and Tungurahua.
This Monday, November 16, 2020, the Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion, Vicente Taiano, as well as the representative of the World Food Program (WFP), Mario Touchette and the representative of the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid from the European Union, Ana María de la Torre, participated in a nutrition discussion with mothers receiving the USD 240 voucher, at the Ungüi Child Development Center, south of Quito.
This economic support, paid only once during the months of October and November, is provided to 7,992 vulnerable families thanks to the agreement between the agencies, with the aim of guaranteeing the food of families benefiting from the development services of the child MIES. in the provinces most affected by the health emergency caused by covid-19.
Taiano pointed out that these types of events are part of the support and advice that the state portfolio offers to beneficiaries of this voucher and to hundreds of thousands of other families who receive development services from the child and are framed as part of Misión Ternura. “We are replicating these workshops across the country. The message about healthy eating must reach every household ”.
With the voucher, she bought vegetables, fruits, rice, machica, beans, corn and lentils, as well as a vitamin that the doctor prescribed for her son, said Alegría Chugchila, beneficiary of the good nutritional support.
The mother said that in the speech she received she learned how to provide adequate nutrition for her children with fresh vegetables, fish and chicken. “They told us to always vary the rice with beans, with salad, lentils and in soup to keep the quinoa in and not give them a lot of noodles because it doesn’t help them much in their nutrition.
Ana Parco, another beneficiary, was reminded in the presentation of the importance of keeping meal times and that it should include breakfast, fruit at 10:00 am and a not-so-heavy lunch. “I have learned that children between the ages of one and five develop their brains, and a good diet will help the child’s intelligence develop later.”
As part of the conference, MIES educators presented a skit in which they taught mothers and fathers good nutrition, as well as the importance of proteins, vitamins and minerals in the development and growth of their children. children.
The Portfolio reported that nationwide and due to the health emergency, more than 290,000 children aged zero to three and their families are receiving care and support from MIES mentors, through of telecare. The investment for child development programs is over USD 120 million so far in 2020.