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Supplementary Feeding with Education: Effective against Malnutrition PDF Print E-mail
Written by FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service: Press Release - IMELDA ANGELES-AGDEPPA, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist   
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:58

Growth and development is a long and continuous process throughout life. Previous life stages like infancy affect succeeding phases like adulthood.

In the Philippines, undernutrition is one of the pressing concerns of society due to its counter-productive implications to health and the development of the country.

The results of the 2011 Survey on the Updating of Nutritional Status of Filipino Children and Other Population Groups by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) revealed that 33.6 percent of children aged 5 to 10 years old are stunted. The survey also reported that 7.3 percent of children of the same age group are wasted.

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Dried beans and nuts, cheap but good protein sources PDF Print E-mail
Written by FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service: Press Release – REGINA M. PAGASPAS   
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:55

Did you know that Filipino household members are not getting enough protein? This is based on the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) which is 80 percent of the Recommended Energy and Nutrient lntake (RENI). This was reported by the 7th National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted in 2008 by the Food and Nutrition Research lnstitute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST).

Protein is a nutrient needed by the human body for growth, repair and maintenance of body tissues.

While meat, fish, poultry and eggs are excellent sources of high quality protein, these foods may not be affordable to many Filipino households.

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FNRI, RMHC and Adarna House launch big book for young children PDF Print E-mail
Written by FNRI S&T Media Services: Press Release –CHARINA A. JAVIER   
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:52

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and Adarna House, Inc. launched the nutrition big book, “Go!”. The launch was held on March 5, 2014 at McDonald's Greenbelt, Makati City.

“Go!” is the 34th book in the Bright Minds Read (BMR) kit of RMHC. The BMR Program is RMHC's partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) in support of the “Every-Child-a-Reader” Program.

The big book teaches children about the importance of good nutrition particularly in developing good eating habits. This includes eating the right kind and amount of food at the right time. As children develop skills in reading, creative and critical thinking, they will learn that there are a lot of sources of good quality energy-giving foods such as potatoes. They will also learn the importance of being physically active by engaging in sports.

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Exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six months urged PDF Print E-mail
Written by FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service: Press Release – REGINA M. PAGASPAS   
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:50

Did you know that Filipino mothers have shortened the duration of breastfeeding their babies exclusively? From what used to be 3 months exclusive breastfeeding, this has now gone down to 2.3 months.

This is according to the 6th and 7th National Nutrition Survey results conducted in 2003 and 2008, respectively by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST).

The revised Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos developed by a team of experts led by the FNRI recommends that infants should be breastfed exclusively from birth up to six months and then be given appropriate complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for two years and beyond. This is to ensure optimum growth and development by the baby.

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