“Inobasyon at Solusyon sa Panibagong Hamon sa Nutrisyon”.
This is the theme of the 48th DOST-FNRI Seminar Series (FSS) on Food and Nutrition Researches and Science and Technology (S&T) Activities. The two-day event, slated on July 7-8, 2022, will showcase results of the Institute’s research and development (R&D) undertakings, science and technology (S&T) activities, and innovations.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSS will be held through a mix of online and face-to-face seminar platforms. The physical venue for the face-to-face discussions will be at The Manila Hotel, Ermita, Manila.
Online sessions will be accessed through Zoom webinar.
New Innovations for the Now Normal
A plenary session and six technical sessions are lined-up for this year’s FSS.
The Plenary Session will focus on the DOSTFNRI’s MeaLusog instant healthy meals and the coconut-based complementary food technologies.
These new food technologies offer safety and convenience during regular feeding programs and during calamities. Technical sessions will engage participants on multidisciplinary research and development endeavors, such as the development of enteral food and food products for pregnant and lactating mothers.
Results on studies in nutritional genomics, newly developed food grading system tools, the updated weight-for-height reference table for pregnant women, and the Filipino Healthy Eating Index will take center stage during the first three technical sessions.
In-depth studies that put wider perspectives on the results of the Expanded National Nutrition Survey will be presented as well.
A closer look at the influence of dietary factors and protein adequacy in the growth of Filipino children, prevalence and factors of the triple burden of malnutrition among Filipino mother-child pairs, and determinants of nutritional status of children from indigenous families will be highlighted as well during the Seminar Series.
In addition, completed intervention studies, along with policy implications of the DOST-FNRI researches will be discussed.
The results of Phase 1 of the Project SAGIP, a multi-year study focused on adolescent growth will be shared, along with the discussion on nutritional status and care practices of children of temporary migrant workers, and coping strategies of Filipino households to access food.
The 48th FSS will also revive the presentation of completed graduate theses of DOST-FNRI employees.
Moreover, the newly inaugurated DOSTFNRI Nutrition Physiology Laboratory will be showcased during the seminar.
Experience the FSS live or wired
Register to the hybrid FSS by visiting its official website https://fss.fnri.dost.gov. ph/. A registration fee of P3,000 and P5,000 is applied for the virtual and face to-face attendance, respectively.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units for various professionals are being applied at the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
The 48th DOST-FNRI Seminar Series is the Institute’s contribution to this year’s Nutrition Month celebration and is in partial fulfillment of its mandate of diffusing R&D results and S&T initiatives.