MANILA - Through the years, the establishment of information networking, linkages and resource-sharing has been beneficial to various institutions in the country. As an agency working to meet specific needs in extension, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again renewed its partnership with the Nutrition Research Information Network (NUTRINET) during its 30th anniversary celebration.
OIC-Director Luz Taposok with the heads and representatives of various member agencies namely: University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, Center for Culinary Arts, University of Perpetual Help (UPH), St. Jude College, attached agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB), Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NFP), and Nutrition Center of the Philippines (NCP), signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of the network’s governing board and vowed support on the expansion of information resources.
Previous signing of MOA between the NUTRINET’s Governing Board was conducted last July 7, 2006.
As a long-term partner in development, ATI witnessed how NUTRINET provided wide-scope data on food and nutrition to the general public. The specialized information system on food, nutrition, health and other related fields enabled faster and more efficient data collection, storage management and distribution to support different activities and initiatives.
NUTRINET has been actively advocating nutrition through information sharing and has helped several libraries through their Adopt-A-Library project.
Taposok believes that the organization will deliver more diverse information network that will cope well with the complexity and the dynamic nature of the world.
Likewise, Director. Mario V. Capanzana of the DOST – Food and Nutrition Research Institute stated that NUTRINET will consistently improve its website and database, provide support in their libraries, and assist in capacity building.
DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña remarked that the pearl anniversary of the network manifests the strong partnership of libraries, documentation, and information centers of the academe, research institutions, health and nutrition services, and other agencies that possess specialized information in food and nutrition.
The NUTRINET’s 30th anniversary celebration with the theme “Serving the Information Needs of Every Juan and Juana” was held last July 31, 2017 at Century Park Hotel in Malate.