R&D Program Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies
1. Rice Fortification Technology Made Affordable
R&D Program Addressing Macronutrient Deficiencies   
1. Malnutrition Reduction Program: Monitoring the Intervention
R&D Program on Food Product Innovation and Development
1. Innovative Food Products from Sweet Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L. Moench) Flour
2. Pilot Scale Production of Flour made from Philippine-grown Sweet Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) 
3. Innovation in Drying Technology for Fruits and Vegetables
R&D Program on Functional Foods
1. Chemopreventive Properties of Selected Pigmented Rice, Fruits, and Vegetables in the Philippines
R&D Program on Food Quality and Safety
1. Assessment of Analytical Performance of Some Philippine Testing Laboratories through Proficiency Testing in Corn-based Snack Food and Wheat Flour
2. Refinement of the Philippine Food Consumption Data Tools for Country, Regional and Global Dietary Exposure Assessment: Using the Foodex2 Classification System
3. Analysis of Vitamin B12 in Selected Fortified and Non-fortified Processed Foods Via Liquid Chromatography Method
R&D Program on Method Validation
1. In-House Method Validation for Detection and Identification of Vibrio spp. from Various Food Matrices by Cultural Methods and Real-Time PCR
2. Method Validation and Assessment of Models to Estimate 24-hr Urinary Sodium from Spot Urine Samples
3. Method Validation of Serum/RBC Folate Using Microbiological Assay
4. Method Validation and Comparison Study on the Determination of Blood Lipid Profile and Blood Glucose using Clinical Chemistry Analyzer and Point-of-Care Test (POCT)
R&D Program on Development of Tools and Standards
1. Development of 2019 FNRI Menu Guide Calendar: Reinventing Nutritious and Easy-to-Prepare Foods for Men in Uniform
2. Review and Update of the 1994 Food Exchange Lists for Meal Planning
3. Assessment of Body Composition of Filipino Adults  and Elderly (19-69 Years Old)
4. Development of Pinggang Pinoy Meals for 6-9 years old Children for a School Feeding Program
5. Development  of Nutrition Modules for Use in Nutrition Education Campaign among 6-9 years old Children and their Mothers or Caregivers
6. Assessing School-Based Feeding and Nutrition Education Strategy for Healthier Kids
7. Pinggang Pinoy Community Challenge: A Precursor to Healthy Eating
8. Philippine Food Composition Tables (PhilFCT®) Online Database: Data Updates, Features and Security Enhancement
9. Improving User Experience to the FNRI’s Proficiency Testing and Reference Materials Portal
ICT Program
1. Development of iTrain Website
R&D Program on Gut Microbiota
1. Gut Microbiota of Filipino Infants (2 - 4 months old): Profiles by Mode of Delivery and Mode of Milk Feeding
2. Gut Microbial Diversity and Diet-Gut Microbiota Associations in Selected Children in Taguig City
3. Comparison of Fecal Post-Collection Storage Methods for Microbiome Analysis Targeting the V3-V4 Regions of the 16s rRNA Gene
R&D Program on Nutrigenomics
1. Incoming Message: How Genes Dictate Nutrient Intake and Common Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases in Selected Filipino Adults
2. Keeping Up with the NuGen™ Lab: Its Journey Towards Becoming A Competent Molecular Biology Testing Laboratory
R&D Program on Policy Studies and Intervention
1. Capability Building on Policy Translation and Advocacy: Empowering R&D and S&T DOST Staff
2. Determinants of Normal Nutrition Among 0-59 Months Old Filipino Children Living in Low Income Households
3. Benchmarking and Profiling on the Status of Management of Persons who use Drugs in Selected Rehabilitation Centers
4. Institutionalization of the Integrated School Nutrition Program Model in Different Schools in CALABARZON
Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring
1. Estimation of Lysine Intake among Filipino Physiological Groups
2. Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health and Nutrition in the Philippines
3. Expanded National Nutrition Survey (ENNS): Development of the Survey  Design
In-depth and Correlation Studies
1. Socio-economic Determinants of Household Food Security and Dietary Diversity of Women in Rural Areas
2. Association of Neck Circumference with Elevated Blood Pressure among Filipino Adolescents
3. Nutritional Status and Dietary Intake of Filipino Women of Reproductive Age: Are they Nutritionally Ready to Support Their Baby?
4. Association of Type of Food Stores Shopped and the Food Items Bought with the Prevalence of Overweight/Obesity among Meal Planners in Selected Areas in the Philippines
5. Association of Intake of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements with the Prevalence of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Filipino Children Aged 6-36 months
6. Determinants of Stunting and its Association with Feeding Practices Among Children 6-23 months in the Philippines
7. Potential Impacts of the Government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) on Food Security and Nutritional Outcomes: An Analysis of the 2013 and 2015 Data
8. Eating Out-of-Home in the Philippines: Current Situation and Policy Recommendations
9. Youth’s Nutritional Status and Food Security in Local-level Survey Pilot Areas
10. PhilHealth Membership and Participation in Selected Government Health and Nutrition Programs
11. Association of Household Food Insecurity (HFI) and Anemia among Filipino Women of Reproductive Age, 15-49 years old
12. Characteristics and Risk Factors for High Fasting Blood Glucose among Managers and Government Officials in the Philippines
Graduate Studies
1. Effects of Providing Micronutrient Powder and Complementary Food Blend on Growth and Micronutrient Status of Filipino Young Children: A Randomised Community Trial
2. Characterization of the Physico-Chemical and Functional Properties of Modified Starches from Giant Swamp Taro (Cyrtosperma Merkusii Schott) “Palawan”

47th FSS Presentation

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