Data gathered by the FNRI
in 2016 showed that the number of Filipino children who were underweight and stunted or those with weight and height problems have increased.
, "8th National Nutritional Survey: Initial Results.
Twelve glasses of water and a glass of milk daily are also recommended(FNRI
Poor nutrition is also a problem among adults as the number of obese and overweight Filipinos is on the rise, according to FNRI
is an agency under the Department of Science and Technology.
It explained that "food threshold" is the minimum income required to meet the basic food needs, satisfying nutritional requirements set by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute ( FNRI
) to ensure that one remains economically and socially productive.
Goiter affects only five percent of the world's population, but among Filipinos, the 2007 figures released by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI
) showed that close to eight percent have goiters, with the highest prevalence rate occurring in Bicol (12 percent), Eastern Visayas (11.4 percent), Metro Manila (9.7 percent), and Cagayan Valley (8.5 percent).
The results of the latest survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI
) of the Department of Science and Technology revealed that the prevalence of obesity in the country has reached 31.1 percent.
The TUCP said they anchored their P710-wage hike recommendation on the nutritional needs that a family of five needs, citing data from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI
) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Further, he said the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI
) recommends 2,000 calories of food intake daily, which is already 'generous' considering that many Filipinos eat less.
'But even the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI
) has determined that in 2015, a Filipino would need at least P88 a day to meet calorie and nutrition requirements-and that's at prices more than three years ago,' said Generoso.