The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRIDOST) presents the initial results of the 8th National Nutrition Survey (NNS) as part of its mandate and commitment to define the Filipino citizenry's nutritional status (E.O. 128 Sec. 22). The survey was conducted from June 2013 to April 2014, covering all 17 regions of the country, 79 provinces, 45,047 households and 172,323 individuals.
The NNS has evolved to become the key source of data for the national government not just on nutrition-related information but on health matters as well. The objectives of the survey are to determine and evaluate the food intakes, nutrition and health status of Filipinos, and provide official statistics on food, nutrition and health situations of the country.
The 2013 NNS has the following components: Anthropometry, Biochemical, Clinical, Dietary intake of households and individuals, Demographic and Socio-Economic profiles of participants, Food Security, Government Program Participation, selected Health risk factors pertinent to nutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Maternal and Child Health, and the Salt Survey.