Well, after a few weeks of delay on the field work, Cooper and I were able to conduct research this week. We went to Muntinlupa, which is just a half hour drive from our place in Paranaque. In Muntinlupa, Cooper and I were split between two teams, which each took on a barangay. We began … More “Have a Field Day”
Our second to last week and unfortunately the ethics board still hadn’t reviewed the field research proposal, so we weren’t able to go to the field. Cooper and I were starting to get worried about how much time we’d have in the field, but we stayed hopeful. In terms of the work week, we were … More Food Critic 101
This week started out with a trip to IRRI to see their nutrition month opening program, which was partially coordinated by Dr. Acuin, the research specialist who was the FNRI interns’ supervisor last year. It consisted of a number of introductions, a research talk, and a cooking session, which was fun to watch. The remainder … More Bruises Almighty
Our field research got pushed back to a later date, which was disappointing since it was one of the major things of the internship I were looking forward to. The ethic’s committee was unable to find a time to meet and review the proposal, so NAMD had to push the field research back a few … More I May Indian, But I’m No Mowgli
This week primarily consisted of the interns attending the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST’s) Seminar Series, which included numerous presentations, booths, and interactive sessions regarding, well science and technology. The booths had people discussing some of the lab equipment and innovative food options that have been created as healthy food alternatives to common snacks. … More Oh My Gulay!
This past week was the work week leading up to the FNRI’s 43rd Seminar Series, which is a three-day event where members of FNRI inform the public about our program through their research findings, presentations, and interactive seminars. The NAMD unit was busy preparing for the event, which meant the NAMD interns weren’t given as … More Accommodations, Barangays, and the Cold
In terms of the work week, the NAMD unit mainly attended training for the pilot survey, which is the survey we conduct while we’re out in the field. We were introduced to a variety of questionnaires such as “Household Membership and Demographic Information,” “Biochemical Indices for all members [of the family],” “Infant and Young Child … More Carinderias, and Meriendahans, and Turo-Turos, Oh My!