The Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), in collaboration with the DOST Regional Office No. IX, is conducting a regional dissemination forum on the results of the “2011 Survey on the Updating of the Nutritional Status of Selected Filipinos” on 28 September 2012 (8:00am – 2:00pm) at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.
The activity aims to update key stakeholders in the government and private sectors involved in food, nutrition and health programs on the survey results. Further, it is hoped that the survey results could be used to recommend possible action agenda in the local policy-making and program planning.
Aside from the highlights of survey, FNRI will also make a presentation on the “High Impact Technology Solutions (HITS) relevant to the nutritional status of Filipino children”.
The forum will be attended by members of the Regional Development Council-IX (RDC-IX), Provincial Nutrition Action Officers (PNAO), representatives of non-government organizations (NGOs), and media and information officers.
The FNRI, is one of the research and development institutes (RDIs) of the DOST. The institute is mandated to 1) conduct research that defines the citizen’s nutritional status, with reference particularly to the malnutrition problem, its causes and effects and identify alternative solutions to them; 2) develop and recommend policy actions, strategies, programs and projects addressing the malnutrition problem for implementation by the appropriate agencies; and 3) disseminate research findings and recommendations to the relevant end-users. (DOST-IX PRESS RELEASE)