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(Seated from left: Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, FNRI Director, Antonio Kosca of the Meralco Foundation Inc. Technological Institute, Imelda Taganas of the Office of TESDA Director General, Eric Aquino of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Felicidad B. Zurbano of TESDA's National TVET Trainers Academy; Standing from left: Engr. Hammad Abdulaziz A. AlHammad, Dr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman M. AlQarzaee, Saeed Rafea AlShehri, Majed Saeed M. Bayounis, Omar Abdulallah M. AlMarzoqi, Faiz Abdulhameed S. Matlagito, Khaled Saleh A. AlKarawi,and Saleh Awedh B. AlRasheedi.)

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) forged a partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). The collaboration provided food safety capability building activities to the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) teachers and trainers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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About five in every 10 or (52.3 percent) of infants aged 0-5 months were exclusively breastfed, according to the 2013 National Nutrition Survey (NNS). This was an increase from 46.7 percent in the 2011 survey. The NNS is done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) every five years.

This was reported during the National Breastfeeding Month culmination activity of the Department of Health by Dr. Cecilia Cristina Acuin, Chief Science Research Specialist of the Nutritional Assessment Management Division of FNRI. The event was held on August 26, 2014.
The Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) component of the 2013 NNS also revealed that 77.1 percent of infants were breastfed within an hour after delivery.

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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