Department of Nutrition


The Department of Nutrition shall take a lead role in promoting nutrition and preventing malnutrition-related diseases through teaching, training and research


The mission of the Department of Nutrition includes (1)providing students and health workers with up-to-date knowledge that will promote good nutrition among all sectors and enable them to prevent malnutrition and nutrition-related diseases (2)actively leading in basic and applied nutrition researches and (3) practicing advocacy in issues related to nutrition.

Degree Programs

Doctor of Public Health Nutrition
Master of Science in Public Health (Nutrition)

Training Program

  1. Short-Course on Food Safety
  2. Food Sanitation Module in the National Sanitarian Training Course
  3. Course in Developing Skills on Communication Health and Nutrition Messages Using the Social Media


  • Types of Diet and High Density Lipoprotein Level Aming the Seventh Day Adventists in Metro Manila
  • Feeding Practices of Infants and Preschoolers in Selected Areas in the Philippines
  • Reproductive Health/Family Planning Evaluation of Nine Provinces

Publications/Creative Works

  • Latorre, A.A.E., Rivera, A.K.B., Quitiquit, P. & Antonio, C.A.T.. A Review of Policies On Speech and Language Development of Children in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (1); 48-53
  • Rivera, A.K.B. & Antonio, C.A.T. (2017). Mental Health Stigma Among Filipinos: Time For A Paradigm Shift. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development. (2017); 21 (2); 20-24
  • Ignacio, SE. Assessment of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) Localization in Selected Municipalities in Ifugao, Bulacan and Siquijor,Philippines. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health . (2016); 47 (4);
  • Ignacio, SE. Chp 33: Reducing Noncommunicable Diseases Risk in Urban Areas in the Philippines, Sustainable Urban Development Textbook. Publisher Water Watch Penang, USM Malaysia. (2016); ; 211-219
  • Ignacio, SE. Assessment of the Preparedness of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars in Implementing Barangay Nutrition Action Plan in Selected Municipalities of Ifugao, Bulacan and Siquijor. PJHRD. (2015); ; 31-40
  • Villanueva, S.Y.A.M., Saito, M., Baterna, R.A., Estrada, C.A.M., Rivera, A.K.B., Dato, M.C., ... & Yoshida, S.I. . Leptospira-rat-human relationship in Luzon, Philippines. Microbes and Infection. (2014); 16 (11); 902-910
  • Cokieng CBC, Gutierrez LAR, Manaloto ANP, See JPC, Tan JHC and Bullecer ER.. Validity of Dietary Dieversity Score as an Indicator of Nutrient Adequacy among Older Adults in Pasay City, Philippines. Acta Medica Philippina. (2014); 48 (3); 58-65
  • SE Ignacio. Assessment of Sustainability of Nutrition Kiddie Class in Alaminos, Laguna: A Retrospective Review. Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. (2013); ;
  • Ignacio, SE. Assessment of Nutrition and Health Kiddie Class in Alaminos Laguna: A Retrospective Review, Journal of Nutritionist Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines. . (2013); ;
  • Bullecer ER, Rabuco LB, Aninao DAB, De Roxas RC, Esguerra JCA, Lim PRU and Malimban RC.. Dietary Diversity Score as an Indicator of Nutritional Adequacy of Diets among 16-19 Year-Old Adolescents.. Acta Medica Philippina.. (2012); 46 (1); 28-33
  • Gloriani, N.G., Cavinta, L.L., Baterna, R.A., Estrada, C.A.M., Rivera, A.K.B., Yoshida, S.I., Villanueva, S.Y.A.M. & Yanagihara, Y., . Challenges in the Development of Vaccines for Leptospirosis in the Philippines (Conference Proceedings). Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination. (2011); 2 (5);
  • Ronald Garingalao Garvilles, Takashi Hasegawa, Hironobu Kimura, Jafar Sharif, Masahiro Muto, Haruhiko Koseki, Saori Takahashi, Isao Suetake, and Shoji Tajima. Functions of the RFTS Domain of Dnmt1 in Replication-Coupled DNA Methylation and in Protection of the Genome from Aberrant Methylation. PLoS ONE. ; 10 (9); 0137509
  • Pangan MRL, dela Cruz, KKL, Nachura SC, Padolina, JL, Ramos MM, and Sadora AQ. Dietary Energy Density and Fast Food Consumption of 16-21 Year-Old Adolescents.. Acta Medica Philippina.. ; 46 (3);
  • Chin-Hung Wang, Ronald Garingalao Garvilles, and Chung-Yung Chen. Characterization of human papillomavirus infection in North Taiwan. Journal of Medical Virology. ; 82 (8); 1416-1423
  • SE Ignacio. Assessment of Barangay Nutrition Program Implementation in Selected Municipalities in Ifugao, Bulacan and Siquijor: Community Partners’ Perspectives. Acta Medica Philippina. ; ;