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The DOST-FNRI delegates, led by Dr. Imelda Angeles Agdeppa, Director IV and Scientist IV, presented various Philippine nutrition studies at the 14th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN) in Chengdu, China on September 14-17, 2023.

“Feeding the Future by Sustainable Nutrition”, the reverberated call to action of the 14th ACN covered broad and timely topics on food and nutrition science in eight sessions: Nutrition and Sustainable Development, Basic Nutrition and Research, Public Nutrition and Health, Food and Nutrition, Nutrition Across a Lifespan, Nutrition Education, Clinical Nutrition, and Precision Nutrition.

Dr. Agdeppa presented the studies on “Development of Phil-HEI (Healthy Eating Index) and its evaluation of the Filipino Diet” and “Micronutrients Status and Food Fortification in South East Asia and the Philippines – Gaps and Opportunities”.

Meanwhile, Mr. Robby Carlo A. Tan, Senior Science Research Specialist, presented the study: “Is Quality of Life related to Muscle Mass, Muscle Strength, and Physical Performance among Community-Dwelling Older Filipinos?”.

While Ms. Hazel T. Lat, Science Research Specialist II, presented the study: “Energy Cost of Selected Physical Activities Among Community-Dwelling of Older Filipinos in Taguig City, Philippines”.

The Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS) and the Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS) organized the 14th ACN.

by Nichole M. Bristol, Science Research Specialist II

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