Food and Nutrition Research Institute

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Food and Nutrition Research Institute
Director: Mario V. Capanzana, Ph.D.

Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) is the principal research institute of the government in food and nutrition, committed to pursue the goals and objectives of the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) and the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN). It is one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), created under Executive Order No. 128 signed on January 30, 1987.

The institute continues to provide relevant technologies and scientific information on food and nutrition. Some of its major accomplishments include the development and commercialization of nutritional food products; conducting of periodic nation-wide nutrition surveys; development of an analytical food quality and safety assurance system; strategies and programs to address the malnutrition problem; and tools, guidelines and standards to serve the needs of nutrition and nutrition-related workers. All these technologies are transfered to health and nutrition program implementors as well as households and communities with the aim of improving the quality of life of Filipinos.


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