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Catherine Q. Castañeda

Food Science & Nutrition, Outstanding Alumna of the Nutrition Department (1991)

Expertise: Food Science & Nutrition

Dr. Catherine Castaneda is recognized for her important contributions in the field of Food Science & Nutrition, The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is now under the helm of a new appointee in the person of Dr. Catherine Q. Castañeda. Doc Caren, as she is fondly called, takes on the position previously held by Bro. Henry Escurel, CM, who will now focus on his role as Treasurer. She previously served as Consultant for Academic Affairs and Research prior to being appointed Vice President. Before joining Adamson, she was Director IV of the National Capital Region and the Office of Programs and Standards at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for two years. For 30 years, she was Scientist II of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)'s Scientific Career System, doing qualitative research in nutrition anthropology. Dr. Castañeda has also been teaching in six other schools in a span of 32 years. Always intent on ushering the institution to greater academic heights, Dr. Castañeda has spelled out her major plans and priorities, including accreditation of all programs, intensive Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) training and retooling of the faculty, strengthening of the Graduate School, improving the board exam performance of graduates, upping the standards of research and establishing a Scientific Career System in AdU similar to that of the DOST, full implementation of the Senior High School program, increase of international tie-ups with good academic institutions, and improving faculty credentials. To date, she has been busy ensuring the retention of AdU’s university and autonomous status and complying with the steep requirements of CHED’s typology CMO. She has successfully encouraged the top management to offer new programs, notably Petroleum Engineering, which has now been issued a permit by CHED, and Technopreneurship, now being worked out with CHED and international academic institutions. Dr. Castañeda has an MS in Foods and Nutrition from the University of the Philippines and a PhD in Anthropology from the same university.

Association

    • American Antropological Association, Member
    • Philippine Society of Dietitians and Nutritionists, Inc., President
    • Nutritionist Dietitian's Association of the Philippines, Board Member
    • Philippine Association of Nutrition, Life Member
    • Anthropological Association of the Philippines, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Associate Member
    • Philippine Association of Carrer Scientists, Member
    • Communication for Agricultural Research and Development, Member

Employment

    • Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Scientist II, 1995 D 18-present
    • Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Chief Science Research Specialist, 1991 Mr 1-present
    • Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Supervising Science Research Specialist, 1984 Ap 1-1991 F 28
    • Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Science Research Specialist II, 1978 Jl 5-1984 Mr 31
    • Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Science Research Specialist I, 1972 Je 22-1978 Jl 4
    • College of the Holy Spirit , Mendiola , Manila, Associate Professor A, 1978 Ja-present
    • Centro Escolar University Graduate School, Mendiola , Manila, Lecturer , Graduate School, 1980 Je-present
    • Philippine Women's University , Taft Ave., Manila, Assistant Professor, 1977-1981

Award

    • Scholarship Award for Ph.D. in Athropology, DOST, 1990 N
    • Outstanding Alumna of the Nutrition Department, College of the Holy Spirit, Manila, 1991 D
    • NDAP Achievement Award, Nutritionists-Dietitians Association of the Philippines, 1991 F 22

Papers Presented

    • Socio cultural determinants of intrahousehold food distribution patterns in selected communities in Palawan, Philippines, International Congress of Dietetics, Korea
    • Socio cultural determinants of weaning decesions in selected philippine communities, International Congress of Nutrition, Montreal, Canada
    • Socio cultural determinants of intra household food distribution patterns in selected communities in Palawan, Philippines, International Congress of Dietetics, Manila
    • Socio cultural determinants of weaning decisions in selected Philippine communities, International Congress of Dietetics, Manila
    • Foodways and belief systems in a hinterland Philippine Culture, 15th International Congress of Nutrition, Adelaide, Australia
    • Foods, its meaning and value among Kalinga families, 3rd International Philippine Studies Conference, Philippine Social Science Center, Quezon City
    • Application of anthropological methodologies in nutrition, 19th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Dietitians and Nutritionist, Inc., Manila
    • Anthropology new "old" tool in nutritional improvement, 36th Annual Convention of the NDAP, Philippine Heart Center for Asia, Quezon City
    • The role of the nutritionist dietitian in National Development Challenges to the Nutrition Researcher, ICON 3rd National Nutrition Congress, PICC, Manila
    • Vitamin and mineral concepts among households in an urban depressed community, 20th Annual Convention of the PSDN
    • Nutrition and productivity, 37th Annual Convention of NDAP, Manila Midtown Ramada, Hotel, Manila

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Master of Science, 1975-1979
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Doctors of Philosophy, 1987-1990
    • International Course in Food Science & Nutrition Wageningen, The Netherlands, Diploma International Course, 1983
    • College of the Holy Spirit, Mendiola St., Manila, Bachelor of Science, 1968-1972

Publication

    • Castaneda, Q.C., Galang, M.R., Lafuente, E.A., Sugide, Ma. L.L., (1995) Socio cultural determinants of weaning decisions in selected Philippine communities
    • NDAP Journal Volume 9
    • Florentino, R.F., Castaneda, C.Q., et al, (1991) Annoted bibliography on food and nutrition in the Philippines
    • In Press Journal
    • Castaneda, C.Q., Jose, A.M., Milagros, M.A., (1993) Development of a methology for technology transfer
    • FNRI Publication
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1989) Philippine pre-historic diets index into our survival and nutrition
    • Journal of the NDAP Volume 3, No. 4
    • Castaneda, C.Q., Alma, M.J., Idelia, N.G., (1997) A survey on gender sensitized IEC materials for nutrition advocacy in the Philippines
    • In Press Journal
    • Klemm, R.W., Castaneda, C.Q., et al, (1997) Infant feeding beliefs and practices among caretakers in Quezon Province, Philippines
    • In Press Journal
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1989) Vitamin and mineral concepts among households in barangay 637, San Miguel, Manila
    • Journal of the Nutritionist Dietitians Association of the Philippines
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1990) The Kalinga diet and traditional food beliefs of pregnant women
    • Doctoral Dissertation
    • Valdecanas, O.C., Castaneda, C.Q., Gruy, M., (1982) Evaluation of three media strategies for research utilization
    • Philippine Journal of Nutrition Volume 35
    • Valdecanas, O.C., Castaneda, C.Q., (1980) Operation nutribooth: A feasibility study
    • Philippine Journal Of Nutrition Volume 33
    • Valdecanas, O.C., Castaneda, C.Q., Vicente, L.M., (1981) A follow-up study of San Juan Clients
    • Philippine Journal of Nutrition Volume 34
    • Castaneda, C.Q., Valdecanas, O.C., (1979) Synchronization and participation in the nutrition school of the air
    • Philippine Journal of Nutrition Volume 27
    • Castaneda, C.Q., Florencio, C.A., (1979) Nutrition KAP and particicpation in the FNRI nutrition school of the air
    • Masteral Thesis
    • Castaneda, C.Q., () Nutrition anthropolgy and nutritional improvement
    • Faculty Journal, College of the Holy Spirit, Mendiola, Manila
    • Valdecanas, O.C., Castaneda, C.Q., Jose, A.M., (1979) Information guide on food and nutrition
    • FNRI Publications Volume 156
    • Valdecanas, O.C., Castaneda, C.Q., (1975) Nutrition school on the air
    • FNRI Publication Volume 149
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1990) Application of anthropological methologies in nutrition
    • Bulletin of the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines Volume 30, No. 6
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1976) Nutri facts, nutrisyon
    • Official Journal Volume 2, No. 1
    • Castaneda, C.Q., Jose, A.M., Garcia, M.I.N., (1998) A survey of gender-sensitized IEC materials for nutrition advocacy in the Philippines
    • Philippine Journal of Nutrition Volume 45, No. 1-4
    • Castaneda, C.Q., Gonzales, M.S., Serrano, S.R., Garcia, M.I.N., Jose, A.M., (1998) Local media networking for nutritional advocacy
    • Philippine Journal of Nutrition Volume 45, No. 1-4
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1999) Knowledge, attitude and practice of users of the Philippine Nutritional Guidelines
    • FNRI
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1999) Manual on the nutrition school on the air
    • FNRI
    • Castaneda, C.Q., (1999 My) Concepts and attitudes on food labelling among various consumers in Meniola Consortium

Trainings

    • 16th International Congress of Nutrition, 1997 Jl 27- Ag 1, Montreal , Quebec , Canada
    • 8th International Training Programme in Social Mobilization for Development, 1997 Ap 7-18, UP-College of Mass Communication Diliman, Quezon City
    • Regional Refresher Course on The State of Community Nutrition Activities, 1995 S 10-23, Hanoi , Vietnam
    • Annual Principal Investigators Forum, 1994 Mr 3-6, Harvard, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    • 15th International Congress of Nutrition, 1993 S 26-O 1, Adelaide, Australia
    • International Congress of Dietetist, 1996 F 18-23, PICC , Manila
    • International Conference of Network of Senior Women Leaders from APEC Economies, 1997 Mr 14, Hyatt Regency Hote, Manila
    • Executive Leadership Course, 1997 Ja 31-F 8, Gabriel Resort, Pangil, Laguna
    • Social Marketing for FNRI Technologies, 1996 My 7-8, FNRI Conference Room
    • Assesstment Center Management Training for CES Elegibility, 1996 Je 29-30, Development Academy of the Philippines , Pasig , Metro Manila
    • NNC Evaluation Workshop of UNICEF CPC-4 Programs, 1996 O 30-31, Los Brisas Hotel, Antipolo , Rizal
    • Team Building Workshop for RUD Staff, 1995 Je 5-7, MIRDC , Bicutan, Taguig , Metro Manila
    • Assessment and Planning Workshop on Gender and Development, 1994 S 9-10, Shanri-La, Edsa
    • Food and Nutrition R and D on the STAND, 1993 Jl 13-14, FNRI Taft
    • 1st National Seminar-Workshop: Integrated Food Quality and Safety Program on Streetfoods, 1993 Ja 17-18, Science Teachers Training Center, UP Diliman , Q.C.
    • Seminar on Gender and Development, 1993 Mr 21-23, Villa Pagsanjan
    • ICON Congress: Sapat na Nutrisyon at Tungkulin, 1992 Jl 9-10, Bureau of Soils, Quezon City
    • 18th Seminar on Food and Nutrition Researchers, 1992 Jl 6-7, FNRI Auditorium Manila
    • Planning Workshop on Food and Nutrition, 1991 D 13-14, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    • Workshop on Competencies vs. Knowledge Attitudes and Skills, 1991 O 12-13, College of the Holy Spirit , Manila
    • Participatory Research and Implications to Practice , 1991 Ap 12, UP-CHE
    • Research Utilization or a More Effective Nutrition Service Delivery, 1990 D 7-8, R. Magsaysay Center Roxas Blvd., Manila
    • National Conference on Philippine Ethnography, 1990 O 27-28, Philippine Village Hotel
    • Faculty Workshop on Liberating Education for Nation Building, 1990 Ap 23, College of the Holy Spirit , Manila
    • NDAP 34th Annual Convention, 1989 Ja 25-26, PTTC , Roxas Blvd., Manila
    • Seminar Workshop on Science and Technology, 1986 Ja 30-F 4, DOST Executive Lounge,Bicutan,Taguig,Metro Manila
    • Seminar Workshop on Information for Health Care, 1985 D 17, DAP , Pasig
    • Developing Mass Media's Internet in Popularization of Science and Technology, 1985 N 15-16, DOST Executive Lounge
    • Are Consultative Seminar Workshop on Science Information Delivery for Mindanao, 1985 N 14-15, Cotabato City
    • Seminar-Workshop Towards a Workable Filed Practicum for Nutrition Subjects, 1985 O 24-26, College of Holy Spirit , Manila
    • Consultative Workshop on Medical Journalism and Development, 1985 S 18-19, DOST Executive Lounge
    • Conference on Biotechnology Research, 1985 S 14, DAP , Tagaytay City
    • Supervisory Development Course, 1985 Ag 23, NSTA
    • Supervisory Development Course NSTA, 1985 Ag 12, NSTA
    • Seminar-Workshop on Filipino Ideology, 1985 My 10, NSTA Executive Lounge
    • Action Centered Leadership Training, 1985 Ap 20-21, UPLB
    • Second National Congress on Health Research and Development, 1985 Mr 14-15, Lung Center of the Philippines, Q.C.
    • Research Utilization for Home Extension Specialists of the BAEX, 1983 N 14, Ministry of Agriculture Diliman, Q.C.
    • PRC Seminar on the Board Examinations, 1996 S 26, St. Scholastica's College , Manila
    • Foodways and Belief Systems in a Hinterland Philippine Culture., 1993 S 26-O 1, International Congress of Nutrition , Adelaide, Australia
    • Nutrition Anthropology in the Philippine Setting, 1994 Mr 4-6, Eartwatch, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Seminar Workshop on Developing a Research Proposal., 1997 Ap 27-30, UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Social Mobilization for Nutrition Program Planning and Implementation., 1997 My 06, Balanghai Hotel, Butuan City
    • Rapid Assesstment Procedures for Community Nutrition Programs, 1996 Ag 07-08, League of Governors, Lingayen, Pangasinan
    • Seminar Workshop on the Gender Dimensions in Science and Technology., 1997 Mr 18, Bayview Plaza Hotel , Roxas Blvd., Manila