Ma. Veritas F. Luna

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Ma. Veritas F. Luna is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Diliman with degrees in BS Community Nutrition, MS Nutrition and PhD Nutrition obtained in 1980, 1988 and 2001, respectively. She was the Managing Director of CCA Manila from 2008 to 2012. Prior to her stint with the Cravings Group, she was associate professor and chairperson of Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Economics, UP Diliman from 2003 to 2008. As UP faculty for 27 years at the same university, she handled a wide array of courses for students in the HRA, nutrition, food technology, H.E. and family life &childhood development programs in the areas of food preparation and cooking, meal management, food preservation, experimental study of foods, fundamentals of food technology, regional cookery, dietary patterns, nutrition, and values and ethics.

Dr. Luna continues to help The Cravings Group grow and develop its education units, the CCA Manila and Asian School of Hospitality Arts, by serving as its Chancellor of Education.

Other than the many administration and academic tasks that she performs, Dr. Luna makes time to write and work on a publication series, entitled Philippine Ingredients, a visual reference resource on indigenous ingredients used both in ethnic, traditional and modern-contemporary Philippine Cuisine. A recently (February 2016) concluded research publication project that she was involved in is a handbook on High Value Fruits and Vegetables of the Philippines funded by the PCHRD-DOST.