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The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI,DOST) conducted two study missions that examined best practices and mechanisms of operations of similar scientifi c research and development (R&D) institutions in South East Asia and the American Region. These missions were funded through the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). These were part of the DOST project Capacity Building for Science, Technology and Innovation Towards Self-sustaining R&D Institutes.

Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, FNRI Director and Ms. Teresa S. Mendoza, FNRI Planning Offi cer conducted these missions. Study Mission 1 was held on May to June 2014 in major institutions of Japan and Korea. Mission 2 was held in three key cities of Canada on January 2015.

In the first mission, the FNRI team visited 10 institutions in Korea and Japan. In Korea, these were: the Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea University of Science and Technology (KUST), Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). In Japan, the institutions included the National Food Research Institute (NFRI), International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA), and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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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.


The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) presented the 2014 Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake for Filipinos (RENI) during the Stakeholders' Conference at the Traders Hotel Manila on October 3, 2014.

The conference presented the updated and revised RENI generated feedback from concerned sectors on the changes in the levels of nutrients needed to remain healthy.

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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