In 2017, the Zuellig Family Foundation piloted a two-year project funded by the Swiss-registered Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation . It built on the health leadership and governance program given to leaders of two ZFF alumni municipalities: Gamay in Northern Samar, and Looc in Romblon.
The project aims to increase the leaders’ capacities to establish harmonized and responsive governance systems in nutrition. It is particularly interested in improving the First 1000 days nutrition, i.e. from time of conception until two years, which is a crucial time for the motor and cognitive development of a person’s brain. Among the outcomes monitored are rates of stunting and wasting among the children.