National Nutrition Summit Part 2 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila on December 10, 2014.
The latest Food Consumption Survey (FCS) by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) in 2013 showed that 69.3 percent or about 7 in 10 Filipino households do not meet their dietary energy requirement. This was 2.4 percent higher than the 2008 survey results, as presented during the National Nutrition Summit Part 2, Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila last December 10, 2014.
The FCS is one of the components of the 8th National Nutrition Survey done every five years. The survey assesses the current food consumption situation and energy and nutrient intakes of Filipinos.
The mean one-day per capita or average daily individual food intake was 855 grams. This comprised mostly of rice, fish and vegetables. Over the last 10 years, the mean one-day per capita food intake has been on a down trend from 886 grams in 2003 to 855 grams in 2013.