Program on Food Quality and Safety

1. Assessment of Omega-6/Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Ratio of Common Filipino Foods
2. β-Carotene Determination of Processed Fruits and Vegetables Using Reversed-Phase Ultra High
Pressure Liquid Chromatography
3. Screening Level Exposure Assessment for Selected Food Additives and Food Contaminants and
Nutrients and Commonly Consumed Foods
4. Updating of the Philippine Food Composition Tables (FCT) Using Indirect Method
Phase 1: Total Dietary Fiber, Total Sugars, Sodium, Available Carbohydrate and Energy
5. Simultaneous Determination of B-Vitamins in Selected Fresh and Processed Food Products Via Liquid Chromatography-UV Method

R&D Program Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies

1. Effects of Rice Variety and Ageing on the Properties of Extruded Rice
2. Production and Exportation of Multi-Nutrient Extruded Rice Kernel (MNERK) with Iron and Zinc to Address Micronutrient Deficiency in Vietnam
3. The Effects of a Multi-Micronutrient Fortified Juice Drink on the Hemoglobin Levels of Filipino Schoolchildren
4. The Efficacy of Multi-Micronutrient Growth Mix with High Calorie Dense Foods on the Nutritional Status of Children Aged 4-5 Years Old

R&D Program Addressing Macronutrient Deficiencies

1. The Effects of Coconut Skim Milk, Cow’s Milk, and Dairy-coco Milk Blend on the Anthropometric Indices of Underweight School Children
2. Are Filipino Fisherfolks Healthy or Not? Excerpts from 2013 Results of the National Nutrition Survey

R&D Program on Food Product Innovation and Development

1. Low Protein Rice Kernel from Sago Flour and Starch for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
2. Research and Development Program on Sorghum Utilization as Food: Phase II: Characterization and Functional Properties Determination of Flour, Starch and Modified Starch of Philippine Grown Sorghum
3. Effects of Low-Temperature and Low-Humidity Drying on the Physico-chemical, Sensory and Microbiological Properties of Dehydrated Food (Mango)
4. Pilot Scale Production and Shelf Life Study of Complementary Foods with Fruits Rich in Antioxidant Using High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) Extrusion

R&D Program Addressing Over-nutrition/NCDs
R&D Program on Functional Food

1. In vitro Bioavailability of Phytochemicals of Selected Pigmented Rice, Vegetables and Fruits in the Philippines
2. Development of a Fluidized Bed Dryer for the Production of Stabilized Brown Rice
3. Design and Development of Superheated Steam Treatment System (SSTS) for Stabilized Brown Rice

R&D Program on Nutrigenomics

1. Differences in Nutrient Intakes and Food Preferences Based on Candidate Single Nucleotide
Polymorphisms in Hypertensive and Non-Hypertensive Adults
2. Genotype Effects of Beta-carotene Conversion to Vitamin A: Implications on Reducing Vitamin A Deficiency in the Philippines
3. Physical Activity, Macronutrient Intake, Eating Behavior, and Obesity-Associated Genes as Risk Factors for Obesity in Selected 9-12 year old Children in Taguig and Pateros

R&D Program on Development of Tools and Guidelines

1. Develoment of 2017 FNRI Menu Guide Calendar (MGC): Addressing the Energy and Nutrient Needs of Pregnant and Lactating Women Through
Pinggang Pinoy
2. Assessment of Body Composition of Schoolchildren Aged 6-12 Years Old

ICT Program on Food and Nutrition

1. Bringing Food and Nutrition Information to Every Juan and Juana in Just a Click of the Finger Through iFNRI
2. Enhancement of the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (HELP) Online
3. Testing and Maintenance of the Menu Eval Plus
4. Integrated Management and Enhancement of the Philippine Food Composition Tables (PhilFCT®) Online Database
5. Upgrading of the Analysis Module of FNRI Service Laboratory Integrated Online System (FNRI-SL IOS)

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Program

1. Impact of Calamities on the Proportion of Households Meeting The Recommended Energy Intake Among Filipinos
2. Exposure to Calamities Predicts Poor Nutritional Status in Elderly Adults But Not in Children and Pregnant Women: A secondary Analysis of the 8th NNS

Special Projects: International Collaboration

1. APEC Nutrigenomics 2016: Regional Cooperation in Nutritional Genomics Towards Nutrition, Health, and Economic Prosperity
2. APEC - Philippines Workshop on Policy Translation: Towards a Popularized Research and Market-Based Innovations

R&D Program on Policy

1. Assessment of Selected Food and Nutrition Policies: The OPT Revisited
2. Project Results to Policy Recommendations (PR to PR): The Link

Laboratory Services

1. Setting up of One Stop Laboratory Services for Global Competitiveness (ONELAB)

In-dept and Correlation Studies

1. Contribution of Beverages to the Total Energy Intake in the Philippines: Comparison of Two National Survey Data
2. Contribution of Different Food Groups to the Food, Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Filipino Households: Comparison of 2013 and 2015 Food Consumption Data
3. Trends in Food, Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Preschool Children, Philippines, 2003-2013: Did Their Diets Improve After 10 Years?
4. Intake of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Its Relation to Occurence of Metabolic Risk Factors Among Filipino Adults
5. 8th National Nutrition Survey: Fluid Intake of Filipinos
6. MDG 1: Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger by Half Tracking Progress on the Prevalence and Trends of Child Undernutrition in the Philippines
7. Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Tracking Progress Towards Achieving Food Security Among Filipinos
8. Contribution of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the Achievement of MDG 4: A study Using the FNRI 2015 Data
9. Millennium Development Goal 5: End Line Results on Antenatal and Birth Delivery Targets in the Philippines
10. MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases The Millennials and Their Knowledge of HIV/AIDS
11. MDG 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases Knowledge and Attitude of Filipinos towards Tuberculosis
12. Evaluation of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Filipino Women of Reproductive Age
13. Millennium Development Goal (MDG)7C: The Reduction of the Proportion of the Population Without Sustainable Access to Safe Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation by Half: Philippines, 2015
14. Smoking Status in the Philippines and Effect of Tobacco Control Policies
15. How Food Secure are Filipino Households? Trends from the National Nutrition Survey Data, 2001 to 2015
16. Utilization of Lactation Station and Lactation Breaks and its Association with the Duration of Breastfeeding among Filipino Working Mothers with Children Aged 0 to 23 Months
17. Deteminants of the Predictors of Anemia Prevalence Among Filipinos: NNS 2013


1. Discovery of Polymorphisms in the Vitamin D Receptor Gene among Post-Menopausal Women Seen at the Philippine Orthopedic Center Using Next-Generation Sequencing

Polymorphisms in the Vitamin D

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