What is Nutribun? (nutri-ban)
Nutribun was introduced in the early 70s to public elementary school students to fill up the malnutrition and crisis during those years. This is similar to Monay bread. Each class was given the exact number of Nutriban for a very affordable price. The Nutribun costs only few cents, only about five centavos. Sapilitan eto, mura naman. The photo I've posted here is a Monay, similarly close to Nutribun.
For my everyday baon, by which I remember was only 15 centavos, the cost of nutriban for recess was more than enough to survive the day. The bread is solid without air inside and not fluffy like the ordinary Pandesal. My siblings and I would share our baon together so we could buy a soft drink to go with this bread during recess. We would share in one bottle of soda to save money from our allowance. Once we consume the whole bun, we'd feel heavy and full because it was solid and it tasted good even without fillings or palaman. Sometimes, it has bukbok inside but it did not stop us to eat, we would just take them out of our Nutribun before we proceeded to eat. In my early age, I never thought about how freshly baked it was or if the ingredients were still fresh or whether the bread could be donated for a cause and about to expire. What I only thought about it, we're lucky enough to have something to eat, to have an affordable nutritional bun for recess.
Mura na me free bukbok pa. I am not kidding here. It was vivid in my memories. My kids are aware about my story of nutribun. I kept telling them again and again those happy days of my nutribun years. If this program will be revived today, more students in public school will benefit, of course minus the bukbok.
Laking Nutribun kaba? If so, please like this post. :)
Share your Nutribun story in my comment section please. I would be more than happy to read it.
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