State University in Samar Makes "Immunity-Boosting Cookies"
They're distributing it for free to frontliners.
(SPOT.ph) Doctors, nurses, and health workers—being at the front lines—are the most at risk of getting infected by COVID-19. But as the Philippines continues to battle this pandemic, both private and public organizations are trying to keep frontliners protected, whether by making and providing personal protective equipment and face masks or giving away free groceries. For their part, faculty members of Northwest Samar State University in Calbayog City, Samar, are making "power-packed and energy-boosting" cookies and “immunity-boosting” buko juice for health workers.
Not your usual sweet treats, these cookies and buko juice are produced at the Northwest Samar State University's Food Processing Laboratory, with Research and Development Director Dr. Gerald T. Malabarbas and Bachelor of Science in Food Technology Program Chair Nelissa Sudaria at the helm. A total of 1,800 packs of cookies and 1,800 bottles of buko juice are being targeted for distribution within two weeks. Sudaria, in a statement, explained that the cookies are rich in vitamins A, B, and E; carbohydrates; and fiber; while the buko juice contains electrolytes and vitamin C.
Main photo from Northwest Samar State University, Facebook