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Program on Food Quality and Safety

1. Assessment of Omega-6/Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Ratio of Common Filipino Foods
2. β-Carotene Determination of Processed Fruits and Vegetables Using Reversed-Phase Ultra High
Pressure Liquid Chromatography
3. Screening Level Exposure Assessment for Selected Food Additives and Food Contaminants and
Nutrients and Commonly Consumed Foods
4. Updating of the Philippine Food Composition Tables (FCT) Using Indirect Method
Phase 1: Total Dietary Fiber, Total Sugars, Sodium, Available Carbohydrate and Energy
5. Simultaneous Determination of B-Vitamins in Selected Fresh and Processed Food Products Via Liquid Chromatography-UV Method

R&D Program Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies

1. Effects of Rice Variety and Ageing on the Properties of Extruded Rice
2. Production and Exportation of Multi-Nutrient Extruded Rice Kernel (MNERK) with Iron and Zinc to Address Micronutrient Deficiency in Vietnam
3. The Effects of a Multi-Micronutrient Fortified Juice Drink on the Hemoglobin Levels of Filipino Schoolchildren
4. The Efficacy of Multi-Micronutrient Growth Mix with High Calorie Dense Foods on the Nutritional Status of Children Aged 4-5 Years Old

R&D Program Addressing Macronutrient Deficiencies

1. The Effects of Coconut Skim Milk, Cow’s Milk, and Dairy-coco Milk Blend on the Anthropometric Indices of Underweight School Children
2. Are Filipino Fisherfolks Healthy or Not? Excerpts from 2013 Results of the National Nutrition Survey

R&D Program on Food Product Innovation and Development

1. Low Protein Rice Kernel from Sago Flour and Starch for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
2. Research and Development Program on Sorghum Utilization as Food: Phase II: Characterization and Functional Properties Determination of Flour, Starch and Modified Starch of Philippine Grown Sorghum
3. Effects of Low-Temperature and Low-Humidity Drying on the Physico-chemical, Sensory and Microbiological Properties of Dehydrated Food (Mango)
4. Pilot Scale Production and Shelf Life Study of Complementary Foods with Fruits Rich in Antioxidant Using High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) Extrusion

R&D Program Addressing Over-nutrition/NCDs
R&D Program on Functional Food

1. In vitro Bioavailability of Phytochemicals of Selected Pigmented Rice, Vegetables and Fruits in the Philippines
2. Development of a Fluidized Bed Dryer for the Production of Stabilized Brown Rice
3. Design and Development of Superheated Steam Treatment System (SSTS) for Stabilized Brown Rice

R&D Program on Nutrigenomics

1. Differences in Nutrient Intakes and Food Preferences Based on Candidate Single Nucleotide
Polymorphisms in Hypertensive and Non-Hypertensive Adults
2. Genotype Effects of Beta-carotene Conversion to Vitamin A: Implications on Reducing Vitamin A Deficiency in the Philippines
3. Physical Activity, Macronutrient Intake, Eating Behavior, and Obesity-Associated Genes as Risk Factors for Obesity in Selected 9-12 year old Children in Taguig and Pateros

R&D Program on Development of Tools and Guidelines

1. Develoment of 2017 FNRI Menu Guide Calendar (MGC): Addressing the Energy and Nutrient Needs of Pregnant and Lactating Women Through
Pinggang Pinoy
2. Assessment of Body Composition of Schoolchildren Aged 6-12 Years Old

ICT Program on Food and Nutrition

1. Bringing Food and Nutrition Information to Every Juan and Juana in Just a Click of the Finger Through iFNRI
2. Enhancement of the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (HELP) Online
3. Testing and Maintenance of the Menu Eval Plus
4. Integrated Management and Enhancement of the Philippine Food Composition Tables (PhilFCT®) Online Database
5. Upgrading of the Analysis Module of FNRI Service Laboratory Integrated Online System (FNRI-SL IOS)

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Program

1. Impact of Calamities on the Proportion of Households Meeting The Recommended Energy Intake Among Filipinos
2. Exposure to Calamities Predicts Poor Nutritional Status in Elderly Adults But Not in Children and Pregnant Women: A secondary Analysis of the 8th NNS

Special Projects: International Collaboration

1. APEC Nutrigenomics 2016: Regional Cooperation in Nutritional Genomics Towards Nutrition, Health, and Economic Prosperity
2. APEC - Philippines Workshop on Policy Translation: Towards a Popularized Research and Market-Based Innovations

R&D Program on Policy

1. Assessment of Selected Food and Nutrition Policies: The OPT Revisited
2. Project Results to Policy Recommendations (PR to PR): The Link

Laboratory Services

1. Setting up of One Stop Laboratory Services for Global Competitiveness (ONELAB)

In-dept and Correlation Studies

1. Contribution of Beverages to the Total Energy Intake in the Philippines: Comparison of Two National Survey Data
2. Contribution of Different Food Groups to the Food, Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Filipino Households: Comparison of 2013 and 2015 Food Consumption Data
3. Trends in Food, Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Preschool Children, Philippines, 2003-2013: Did Their Diets Improve After 10 Years?
4. Intake of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Its Relation to Occurence of Metabolic Risk Factors Among Filipino Adults
5. 8th National Nutrition Survey: Fluid Intake of Filipinos
6. MDG 1: Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger by Half Tracking Progress on the Prevalence and Trends of Child Undernutrition in the Philippines
7. Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Tracking Progress Towards Achieving Food Security Among Filipinos
8. Contribution of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the Achievement of MDG 4: A study Using the FNRI 2015 Data
9. Millennium Development Goal 5: End Line Results on Antenatal and Birth Delivery Targets in the Philippines
10. MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases The Millennials and Their Knowledge of HIV/AIDS
11. MDG 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases Knowledge and Attitude of Filipinos towards Tuberculosis
12. Evaluation of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Filipino Women of Reproductive Age
13. Millennium Development Goal (MDG)7C: The Reduction of the Proportion of the Population Without Sustainable Access to Safe Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation by Half: Philippines, 2015
14. Smoking Status in the Philippines and Effect of Tobacco Control Policies
15. How Food Secure are Filipino Households? Trends from the National Nutrition Survey Data, 2001 to 2015
16. Utilization of Lactation Station and Lactation Breaks and its Association with the Duration of Breastfeeding among Filipino Working Mothers with Children Aged 0 to 23 Months
17. Deteminants of the Predictors of Anemia Prevalence Among Filipinos: NNS 2013


1. Discovery of Polymorphisms in the Vitamin D Receptor Gene among Post-Menopausal Women Seen at the Philippine Orthopedic Center Using Next-Generation Sequencing

Polymorphisms in the Vitamin D

39th Seminar Series

Theme: S&T based Solutions: Tugon sa Gutom at Malnutrisyon

1. Retention Of Micronutrients In Extruded Rice Kernel
2. Effects Of Prenatal Micronutrient Supplementation On Breast Milk Retinol And Minerals (Fe, Zn) among some Filipino Women
3. Modelling The Commercialization Of Iron-Fortifiedrice In Selected Districts Of Zambales: A Result Of Techno-Transfer
4. Socio-Economic, Anthropometric And Clinical Parameters As Predictors Of Low Hemoglobin Levels: A Study Among School Children In Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
5. Urinary Iodine Excretion Is Associated to the Physiological Status Of Filipino Women
6. S&T Based Intervention To Address Malnutrition: Production & Technology Transfer Of Fnri-Developed Complementary / Snack Foods
7. Development Of A Model For Dost Pinoy (ckage For The Improvement Of Nutrition Of Young Children): A Nutrition Intervention Strategy
8. Technology Generation For The Production Of Multi-Nutrient Growth Mix (Mgm)
9. Utilization Of Local Crops In The Production of Multi-Nutrient Growth Mix
10. Identification Of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (Snps) with Cdkn2a/2b And Atp2b1 Genes Among Filipino Adults
11. Association Of CDKN2a/2B and ATP2B1 Variants With Dietary Intake And Clinical Profile Of Filipino Adults In Ilocos, Bicol And Metro Manila
12. Validation Of A Real-Time Pcr Method For Analysis Of A Known Genetic Marker Of Hypertension Among Filipino Adults
13. Optimization of the Processing Parameters for the Improvement of Shelf-Life of Brown Rice
14. Mineral Availability, Dietary Fiber And Fermentability Characteristics Of Optimized Brown Rice
15. Characterization Of Coconut Sap Sugar And Syrup as Functional Food
16. Dietary Fiber Composition And Fermentability Characteristics Of Malunggay Leaves
17. Bioavailability Of Iron, Zinc And Calcium From Malunggay Leaves And Fruit: An In Vitro Assessment
18. Changes In Glucose And Lipid Profile After Consumption Of Malunggay Leaves Products In Humans With Moderately Raised Serum Cholesterol Levels
19. Growth Of Infants Fed With Breastmilk Or Artificial Milk From Birth To Six Months
20. Beverage Consumption Among Filipinos: The 7th National Nutrition Survey (Nns) Results
21. Physical Activity, Nutritional Status And Academic Performance Of Selected School Children In Manila
22. Development Of A Technology For An Extruded Frozen Ready-To-Fry Sweet Potato Fries
23. Food And Nutrition Researches Towards Policy Development: Strenghthening Capacity For Policy Translation And Advocacy
24. Backyard Vegetable Gardening Program Towards Hunger Mitigation And Dietary Modification: Evaluation Of Backyard Vegetable Gardening In Selected Food Poor Areas In The Philippines
25. Determination Of Enzymes Activity As A Quality Control Tool In Brown Rice Processing
26. Development And Harmonization Of A National Food Consumption Database For Dietary Exposure Assessment
27. Development And Validation Of Reverse-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Rp-Hplc) Method Of Analysis For The Determination Of Folic Acid In Fortified Foods
28. Method Validation Of Heavy Metal (As, Cd, Hg And Pb) Analysis In Seafood And Products
29. Exposure Of Filipino Children And Teenagers to Artificial Sweeteners In Commonly Consumed Beverages
30. ISO /IEC 17043:2010 Accreditation As Proficiency Test (Pt) Provider For Credibility Improvement And International Recognition Of Fnri Pt Program
31. Development Of 2013 Fnri Menu Guide Calendar Featuring Brown Rice RecipesFeaturing Brown Rice Recipes
32. Nutritional Status Of Filipinos in 2011

DOST Outcome 1: Science-based Know how and Tools that Enable the Agriculture Sector to Raise Productivity to World Class Standards
1. Research and Development Program on Sorghum Utilization as Food: Phase 1: Development and Standardization of Sorghum Flour/Starch Production Process
2. Evaluation of the Nutritional Status of Households Living in Selected Coastal Areas in the Philippines
3. Integrated Approach to Address Food and Nutrition Security in the Philippines
4. Phytochemicals, Antioxidant Activity of Pigmented Rice, Vegetables and Fruits in the Philippines

DOST Outcome 2: Innovative, Cost-Effective and Appropriate Technologies that Enable MSMEs to Develop and Produce Competitive Products that Meet World-class Standards
1. Pilot Scale Production of Complementary/Snack Foods with Vegetables Using HighPressure High-Temperature (HPHT) Extrusion
2. Scaling up Rice Fortification Program Through Technology Transfer: A Strategy Towards Nutrition Security Project 1: Technology Transfer to Private Mills

DOST Outcome 3: State-of-the-art Facilities and Capabilities that Enable Local Industries to Move up the Value Chain and Attain Global Competitiveness
1. Sustainability of FNRI Proficiency Testing Laboratory’s ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Accreditation as PT Provider on Nutrition Labeling Parameters and Expansion of its Scope
2. Method Verification for the Enumeration of Mesophilic Lactic Acid Bacteria in Food
3. Validation of Soxhlet Method for Fat Analysis in Foods
4. Determination of Iodine Levels of Commonly-Consumed Processed Foods

DOST Outcome 5: ICT-based Transformation of Governance Broadening Access to Government Services for those in the Countryside
1. " Development of a Harmonized ICT Program of FNRI"
2. Updating the Menu Evaluation Software
3. Development of Philippine Food Composition Online Database and Interactive Tool Versions
4. Development of FNRI Service Laboratory Integrated Online System (IOS)
5. Development of the FNRI Nutrition Counseling Website: Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (HELP) Online
6. Development of Enhanced Sensory Evaluation Laboratory (eSEL) Software under the program Development of a harmonized ICT program of FNRI
7. Development of the Electronic Technology Transfer Monitoring Map (ET2M2)

DOST Outcome 6: Improved Quality Healthcare and Quality of Life through Science, Technology and Innovation
1. Food Security, Poverty and Inequality
2. Assessing Household Dietary Diversity and Food Consumption Score as Indicators of Household Food Security Status in the Philippines
3. 8th National Nutrition Survey: Consumption of Whole Grains and Ready-to-Eat Cereals in the Philippines
4. Comparative Time Trends Analysis of Nutrition Outcomes among ASEAN Countries: Lessons and Benchmarks for the Philippines
5. Provincial Case Studies on Assesing Maternal and Child Nutrition and Local Level Program Implementation
6. An Assessment of the Nutrition Situation in the Philippines
7. Project 4: Feedback, Knowledge Sharing and Policy Dialogues among Stakeholders
8. Awareness of Micronutrients of Selected Filipino Population Groups
9. Risk Factors Associated with Zinc Status of Filipino Preschool and School-aged Children
10. Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factors are Increasing in Prevalence: Time Trends from 1998-2013 National Nutrition Surveys
11. Waist circumference (WC) and Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) are Better Associated with Elevated Blood Pressure and Elevated Fasting Blood Glucose than Body Mass Index (BMI)
12. Determinants of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Meeting the Minimum Acceptable Diet among Filipino Infants and Young Children
13. Awareness and Usage of Food and Health Supplements in the Philippines
14. Determinants of Breastfeeding Initiation and Prelacteal Feeding and Their Association with Breastfeeding Practices of Filipino Children aged 0-23 Months
15. The Nutrition and Health Status of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines: 8th National Nutrition Survey, 2013
16. The Nutrition and Health Status of Filipinos Residing in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs): Results from the 8th National Nutrition Survey, 2013
17. Time Trends in the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in the Philippines
18. Factors Associated with Household Salt Iodine Levels and Iodine Status of School Age Children: 8th National Nutrition Survey
19. Regional Disparities in Food, Energy and Nutrient Intakes, Food Wastage and Food Expenditure among Filipino Households
20. Urban-Rural Differences in Food, Energy and Nutrient Intakes, Food Wastage and Food Expenditure among Filipino Households

R&D Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food Fortification
1. Technology Generation for the Production of Multi-Nutrient Eextruded Rice Kernel (MNERK) to Address Malnutrition

R&D Addressing Normal Nutrition and Nutrition Related Diseases
1. Energy Density and Satiety of Meals Based on Helathy Food Plate Model for Filipino Adults

R&D Program on Nutrigenomics
1. Tumor-Suppressing Effects of Moringa Oleifera Leaves on Colorectal Polyp: A Nutrigenomics Approach
2. Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Fat, Known Obesity- Associated Genes and Eating Behaviour of Selected 9 -12 y.o. children in Taguig and Pateros

R&D Program on Development of Tools and Standards
1. Development of the 2016 FNRI Menu Guide Calendar (MGC): Helping Meet the Nutrient Needs of Adolescents through Consumption of Legumes and Nuts
2. A Re-examination of the Weight-for-Height Table for Filipino Pregnant Women
3. Development of “Pinggang Pinoy” Food Guides for Children and Other Population Groups Phase II
4. Sensitivity and Specificity of Mid-upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) in Determining Acute Malnutrition among Under-five Children with Weight-for-Height Using the WHO Growth Standards

R& D Program on Food Quality and Safety
1. Microbiological Assessment of Pork from Metro Manila Slaughterhouses and Wet Markets
2. Enhancement of Food Consumption Databases for Dietary Exposure Assessment

R& D Program on Policy
1. Assessment of Selected Food and Nutrition Policies Toward Improving Food and Nutrition Vulnerability: Assessment of Implementation of Republic Act No. 10028

DOST Outcome 8: Science-based Weather Information and Climate Change Scenarios with Associated Impact Assessments that Enable Concerned Agencies to Develop Appropriate Mitigation Strategies for a Disaster and Climate Change Resilient Philippines
1. The National Capital Region Food Footprints: A 5- Year Span

Graduate Studies
1. Effects on Lipid Levels and Liver Health in Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemic Sprague Dawley Rats Fed with Cooked Brown Rice
2. The Nutritional Content, Health Value and Acceptability of Rice-Like Grains From Sago (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) and Corn (Zea mays L.) Flours
3. Modified Starch from Adlay (Coix lacryma jobi L.): Preparation and Properties
4. Intra-Household Food Allocation in the Philippines Using a National Food Consumption Data
5. Characterization and Functional Property Investigation of Serum Pectin from Broccoli Dispersion
6. Association Between Consumption of Iron-Fortified Processed Foods and Anemia Status Among Children Aged 3 to 5 Years in Manila

41st FNRI Seminar Series Abstract

R&D Program on Food and Nutrition Security/Food Fortification Program
Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies
1. Mineral Availability from Naturally and Synthetically-fortified Multi-nutrient Growth Mix (MGM)
2. Fortified Rice-Mongo Curls: Opportunity for Improving the Nutritional Requirements of Children Six (6)
Months to Five (5) Years Old for Iron and Zinc
3. Shelf-life Study of Rice-Mongo Based Complementary Blends and Snacks Foods
4. Scaling-up Rice Fortification Program through Techno-transfer: A Strategy Towards Nutrition
Security (Project 2: Evaluation of Impact of Iron Fortified Rice and Program Sustainability)

R&D Program Addressing Macronutrient Deficiencies
Malnutrition Reduction Program: Phase 2
5. Project 1: Technology Transfer and Production of Complementary Blends and Snack
6. Project 2: Monitoring and Process Evaluation of DOST PINOY
7. The first 1000 Days Project in Palawan: Moving Forward to Provincial Institutionalization
of Maternal and Child Nutrition Program
8. Quick Response to Disaster: Production and Field-testing of FNRI-developed Complementary/
Supplementary Foods
9. Promising Flour and Starch from Sago Palm Tree
10. Healthy Aging Program for Pinoy (HAPPY) Senior Citizens

Program Addressing Over-nutrition/NCD’s
R&D Program on Nutrigenomics
11. Effect of Iron Supplementation Utilizing Iron-Fortified Rice and Malunggay Leaves Powder on the
Biochemical Parameters and Expression of Genes Associated with Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnant
Filipino Women
12. SNP Frequencies and Their Potential Association with Intakes of Brown and White Rice and Blood
Glucose Levels Among Selected Government Employees in Bicutan, Taguig City
13. Satiety Responses and Changes Postprandial Concentration of Plasma Ghrelin with Consumption of
White Rice and Brown Rice in Filipino Adults
14. An Evaluation of a School-Based Nutrition Education Strategy: The Healthy Kids Program
15. Product Innovation on Selected Traditional Food Products

Program on Generation and Compilation of Food Composition of Commonly Consumed Foods:
16. Project 1: Determination of Sugar in Processed Foods
17. Project 2: Determination of the Nutrient Contents of Selected Indigenous and Underutilized Philippine Fruits and Vegetables

R&D Program on Development of Tools and Standards
18. Development and Printing of the 2015 FNRI Menu Guide Calendar (MGC): Nutritious Meals for Extended Emergency Period
19. From Pyramid to Plate: A Formative Research on the Development of a Filipino Food Guide
20. Development of Pinggang Pinoy Food Guide for Filipino Adults
21. Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes 2015

ICT Program on Food and Nutrition
22. eFCD-DEA Online Food Consumption Data for Dietary Exposure Assessment

In depth Studies and Correlation Studies
23. Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of Children 0-5 years old left Behind by Women
Overseas Workers
24. Evaluation of the School Feeding Program in Partner-Schools in Five Philippine Geothermal Sites
25. Evaluation of Dietary Service in Selected Hospitals in the Philippines

Nutrition Surveys
26. Assessing Household Food Security in the Regions of Mindanao Using World Food Programme’s (WFP) Food Consumption Score Tool
27. Assessment of Selected Risk Factors to Non-Communicable Diseases on Adults 18 years old
and Over and Adolescents 10.0 to 17.9 years Old
28. Awareness, Coverage, Accessibility and Utilization of Philhealh Benefits Among Filipinos in the 8th National Nutrition Survey, 2013
29. Determinants of Undernutrition and Overnutrition among Filipino Mothers with Children 0-60 months

Technical Services on Food and Nutrition
30. Iodine Levels of Household Salts in the Philippines in the 8th National Nutrition
31. Validation of Method for Determination of Zinc Concentration in Serum: Tool in Assessing Zinc Status of the Population

Promoting and Popularizing S&T
32. FNRI-DOST and Robinsons’ Supermarket: A Public-Private Partnership Model in Promoting Wellness Among Filipinos
Special Project Presentation
33. Maternal and Health Nutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices
34. Impacts of Climate Shocks on Caloric Intake of Filipino Households Engaged in Agriculture
35. A Comparative Study of 4Ps Beneficiaries and Non-4Ps Beneficiaries in the 8th National Nutrition Survey
Graduate Studies
36. TV Viewing and Healthy Eating: Moderators of the Relationship Between Television Exposure and Daily Vegetable Intake
37. Evaluation and Characterization of A-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity of Himbabao (BROUSSONETIA LUZONICA)
38. Technology Foresight of FNRI-Developed Stabilized Brown Rice (SBR) Utilization in the Philippines Through Scenario Building

National Nutrition Summit

6th National Nutrition Survey

The 6th National Nutrition Survey Results
(The 2nd Dr. Condrado Pascual Memorial Lecture)

Dietary Changes and Health Implications:
An Emerging DOUBLE BURDEN of Under and Over Nutrition

How Well-Nourished are the Filipino School-Aged Children?

The Current State Of Nutrition in the Philippines (Children in Focus)

Nutrition and Health Status of Filipino Adults
(an Excerpts from the National Nutrition Health Survey)

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