A Facebook (FB) post erroneously claimed the Nutribun program was an initiative of the administration of the late ousted President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. This is false.

On May 31, an FB netizen published a post on the launch of the enhanced version of the Nutribun developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

A part of the text read: “Matatandaang ang NUTRIBUN ay dati pang programa ni former President Ferdinand Marcos. (Recall that the Nutribun used to be a program of former President Ferdinand Marcos).”

Nutribun is a baked product developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was introduced in the Philippines in 1970 to help combat child malnutrition and serve as emergency food during disasters.

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