MENDOZA, Diane S.

MENDOZA, Diane S.

Diane S. Mendoza-Sarmiento is an Assistant Professor at the University of Santo Tomas, where she teaches professional courses for BS Nutrition and Dietetics students. Diane is a registered Nutritionist-Dietitian with more than five years of practice in a clinical setting in both government and private hospitals. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Santo Tomas, obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at the Philippine Women’s University, and currently taking her Ph.D. in Health Research at the University of Santo Tomas under a scholarship program of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). Academic and research by discipline- she participated in several locally funded research projects in the area of food, obesity, and clinical studies.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2005

Research Highlights

  • Research Staff, UST & PCAARRD-DOST, “Analysis of Nutraceutical Contents of Balut”, August 2018-2020
  • Project Leader, PWU & PCHRD-DOST, “Cholesterol- and Glucose-Lowering Effects of Brown Rice among Hypercholesterolemic Patients”, September 2011-July 2015
  • Research Team Member, College of Rehabilitation Science, UST, “Obesity Among Emerging Adults of the University of Santo Tomas” September 2014-2016
  • Research Assistant, Lactum, MeadJohnson, “Effects of Milk Supplementation on Anthropometric, Nutrient Intakes and Psychomotor Development of Children ages Three to Five”, February- August 2011

Research Interests

  

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Undergraduate Level

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status (Lab)
  • Basic Foods
  • Food and Nutrition Research
  • Nutrition Therapy I and II
  • Program Planning Management

Major Recognitions

  • Special Service Award, Adviser of the Philippine Association of Nutrition-Omega Chapter, College of Education, UST, May 15, 2019
  • Gawad Pluma, College of Education, UST, April 26, 2018
  • Gawad Ambag (pangkomunindad at paglilingkod sa mas malawak na pamyanan), College of Education, UST, April 29, 2016 and 2017
  • Gawad Hasik (bilang tagapagsalita / tagapagsanay / tagapagdaloy / tagapamuno sa balik-aral sa mga seminary / worksyap / programang pampagsasanay na isinigawa ng iba’t ibang organisasyon), College of Education, UST, April 29, 2016 and 2017

Professional Activities

  • Coordinator of the Nutrition Clinic, University of Santo Tomas College of Education
  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines, 2014-present
  • Member, Philippine Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2010-present
  • Member, Philippine Association of Nutrition, Inc., 2016-present
  • Asst. Treasurer, Philippine Association of Nutrition, Inc., 2020-2021
  • Reviewer, Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development, UP Manila, August 2021
  • Reviewer, Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd., Krause and Mahan’s Food and Nutrition Care Process, 1st Southeast Asia edition, February-December 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal of Nutritionist-Dietitians of Philippines, December 2018

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Physical Activity Patterns of College Students of the University of Santo Tomas. Reil Vinard Espino, Consuelo Gonzalez-Suarez, Karen Leslie Pineda, Stephanie Ann Balid Attwell, Kristina Devora, Diane Mendoza. Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences, Volume 3 Issue 2 2020.
  • Eating Habits of College Students in Relation to Obesity. K.L.L. Pineda, RND, MSPH,C. Gonzalez-Suarez, MD, PhD, R.V. Espino, CSCS, MSHMS, C.J. Escuadra, MHPE, S.A. Balid-Attwell, MA, K. Devora, MSc, D. Mendoza, MSc, RND. Journal of Medicine, UST.2020
  • Effects of Nutrient-Fortified Milk-Based Formula on the Nutritional Status and Psychomotor Skills of Preschool Children. Cervo Mavil May C., Mendoza Diane S., Panlasigui Leonora N., and Barrios Erniel B. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, Volume 2017.
  • The Relationship of Alcohol Consumption, Food Intake and Physical Activity on the Prevalence of Obesity Among Filipino Call Center Agents. Helena Virginia M. Pastrano, Jean Heart Q. Cadiente, Patrick Venjoe R. Calingasan, Maria Angela Veronica A. Loyola, Diane S. Mendoza and John Hilario L. Villaruel. The Journal of the Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines. Volume 33 Number 1&2. Jan-December 2019
  • The Impact of Nutrition Education through Social Media on University Students’ Knowledge and Intake of Street Foods. De Guzman, A. Dalisay A.L., Magalong, J., Quimpo, J., Ramos V.L., Mendoza D. Journal of The Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines, Jan-December 2017.
  • Relationship of Daily Money Allowance, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Consumption, and Level of Nutrition Knowledge on the Nutritional Status among a Select Group of Filipino Adolescents. Fuertes, B., Liao, E.B., Nava, J.K., Santos, G.A., Mendoza D., De Guzman. Journal of The Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines, Jan-December 2017.

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