Science & Technology week promotes local food for healthier lifestyle

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2020 National Science and Technology Nutrifix
indigenous vegetables were among the local food promoted during the NSTW 2020. Screen capture from DOST-FNRI’s Live Broadcast

As we adapt to the new normal, the 2020 National Science and Technology (2020 NSTW) pushes through with the celebration but this time, in virtual mode. Participating in this annual event is the Department of Science and Technology Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) with the introduction of Nutriflix — an interactive trivia game on food and nutrition.

It is a fun and exciting way of learning more about food and nutrition by watching audio-visual presentations (AVP). Trivia questions are posted after each AVP and each of the first five people to give a correct answer will receive 100 pesos worth of cellphone load as their reward. This way, the participants are able to learn more about proper nutrition and the different programs of DOST-FNRI that will provide benefits to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially during the pandemic.

Dr. Milflor S. Gonzales, Chief Science Research Specialist and OIC for the Office of the Director of DOST-FNRI, delivered her welcome remarks by encouraging the participants to recognize and appreciate the importance of science, technology, and proper food and nutrition for healthier living.

“Kayo po ay matututo at mag e-enjoy. After our Nutriflix, sana po ay maging kaisa namin kayo sa pagsulong ng wastong nutrisyon at tamang pagkain, para lahat po tayo ay maging malusog.” she said. Undersecretary for Regional Operations Ms. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano and DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña also attended the institute’s Nutriflix in support of the said event.

In line with this year’s National Science and Technology Week carrying the theme “Siyensya at Teknolohiya: Sandigan ng Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, Kaayusan at Kinabukasan.”, Nutriflix featured the five DOST-FNRI AVPs for the trivia games:

The participants watched, listened and actively participated in the entire activity, providing them with valuable information and at the same time and allowed them to enjoy the game.

Before the program ended, the DOST-FNRI invited participants to attend the relaunch of iFNRI — an umbrella program that develops, integrates and harmonizes the different ICT projects of the institute, that will be conducted on 27 November 2020 at 9AM.

The bigger and better iFNRI is your all-in-one hub for food and nutrition data services. More reliable nutrient data at your fingertips, the fun way and at your own pace.

Visit https://i.fnri.dost.gov.ph/ and follow DOST-FNRI’s social media pages for more updates.

Lastly, visit http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ to know more about the #2020NSTW and the many forums presented and innovations on exhibit.

The NSTW celebration also had the Philippine Science High School sharing its remote learning lessons.

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