NFA Aklan – XIX Martyrs Lodge No. 342, F&AM i-Rice Advocacy Partner

December 13th, 2011

NFA and XIX Martyrs Lodge No. 342 Iron Fortified Rice (i-Rice) advocacy program partnership held at Boracay Ati settlement, December 9, 2011.

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The iron-fortified rice is an enriched rice made from a blend of premixed iron-fortified rice grains with ordinary rice. It uses ferrous sulphate as fortificant and can be cooked like any ordinary rice.

I-Rice program seeks to lessen if not totally eliminate malnutrition in the country, particularly iron-deficiency anemia, through the introduction of iron fortificant to rice, the country’s staple food.

Eating i-Rice helps a person fight anemia and infections, keep his mind sharp, keeps his body active and his resistance strong.