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We often hear these statements from Nanay Miling,   “Paano ko pagkakasyahin ang budget ko sa sobrang taas na ng mga bilihin? Kailangan kong makaisip ng isang lutuin na sakto sa budget ko at pwedeng pakainin ang limang miembro ng pamilya”.

The Lutong FNRI: Recipes for a Family of Five developed by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), will turn the worries of Nanay Miling on meal planning for her family into joy and excitement. This recipe book features 56 meals consisting of 65 recipes for lunch and dinner. The price of each recipe is worth P22.50 to 300.00 suited for a family of five. To display variety of menu offered, color coding of recipes was done as follows: Pork-red, Chicken-yellow, Fish-green, Legumes-blue, Seafood-orange and the limited inclusion of Beef due to its high cost-purple. Each recipe shows the total cost, cost per serving, serving size, estimated energy and protein content per serving, ingredients and procedure.

For Nanay Miling and to all mothers who are looking for nutritious and affordable meals, watch KAIN Na! a TV show of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles every Saturday, from 10:30-11:00 AM, PTV 4 where DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Pena discusses the  nutritional contribution of the featured recipe “pork humba with okra”. Tentative airing of this episode will be on February 22 or 29, 2020. Pork Humba with Okra is one of recipes included in the Lutong FNRI Recipe Book.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact:  Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Telephone/ Fax Nos: 8837-2934 or 837-3164; Direct Line: 8839-1839; DOST Trunk Line: 8837-2071-82 local 2296 or 2284; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; DOST-FNRI website:  Like our Facebook page at or follow our Twitter account at (DOST-FNRI S & T Media Service: Press Release – IDELIA G. GLORIOSO, SUPVG. SRS)


The 4th Edition (2019) Food Exchange Lists for Meal Planning is now available .


For bulk purchase: Minimum of 100 pcs @ P60.00/pc exclusive of courier or delivery fee.

Please be informed that the Philippine Food Composition Tables 1997 (FCT) is currently out of print (Photo below). Please wait for further announcement of its availability.

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