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East Flores regent develops program to reduce stunting

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 8 2019   /  12:56 am

Gerobak Cinta (Love Cart) is what East Flores Regent Antonius Hubertus Gege Hadjon named his administration’s program to reduce the high rate of stunting in the regency.The “cart” in the program’s name is metaphorical. Antonius said the cart symbolized the program’s philosophy of fast action to address stunting. “When we talk about Gerobak Cinta, many people think about a cart for bakso [meatball soup] and other things,” Antonius said in a discussion session at the Reasonable Business Forum on Food and Agriculture (RBF) in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. “But what we mean is how, through love, we help feed these children and overcome stunting." Through the program, which was initiated in July 2019, Antonius’s administration provided two meals a day for 90 days for more than 2,000 toddlers under the age of 2 in the regency. The meals were made u...