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With an integrated team of experts, CANS provides real-world opportunities and a gateway to the industry for the students from the Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science. The centre has been in the forefront of low Glycemic Index (GI) food product development, as well as in vivo and in vitro GI testing and research for over two decades.


We have successfully launched a range of low GI products, all being the first of its kind in Singapore and the region. Our thirst for innovation has led us to formulating therapeutic variations suitable for those with dysphagia, diabetes and other chronic diseases, as well as conducting nutrition intervention studies. We believe in transforming health through sustainability in food and personalised nutrition.

Consultancy Services

  • Nutrition intervention studies
  • Diet counselling (for individual and group)
  • Appetite studies, efficacy studies (dose response)
  • Computerised nutrient and diet analysis
  • Sports Nutrition (pre- and post-exercise meal plans, measurements of resting metabolic rate, energy expenditure, VO2 max and lactate threshold)
  • Conduct nutrition surveys
  • Health and wellness programme planning and implementation
  • Nutrition educational resources
  • Therapeutic meal planning

  • Carbohydrate research on slow release starches, resistant starch, amylose and amylopectin content, and their functionality in food products
  • Ingredient applications for food additives, food enzymes, flavourings, etc.
  • Product and process development
  • Development of low GI, functional and healthier food products for health and well-being
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Determination of consumers’ acceptability on sensory quality of food products
  • Quality assessment and shelf life study on food products by real time and accelerated tests
  • Advisement on food labelling and claims

  • Recipe creation
  • Formulation of healthier bakery and confectionary products
  • Formulation of gluten free, high protein, sugar-free/ reduced-sugar baked products
  • Development of healthier/ therapeutic meals for dysphagia, diabetes and other chronic conditions
  • Test-bedding of newly developed products
  • Food styling and food photography


CANS is fully equipped with suite of R&D facilities as well as testing laboratories to support both applied research and consultancy services to the food, nutrition and F&B-related industries.


  • Nutrition assessment laboratory 

  • Glycemic Index testing laboratory (accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council)

  • R&D kitchens for culinary and bakery

  • R&D laboratories for dairy, confections, noodles and beverage

  • Food testing laboratory

  • Sensory analysis laboratory 

  • Culinary demonstration lecture theatre

  • Production kitchens 


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Contact Details

  • Loh Win Nie
  • 67805352
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)
    8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)
    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • ASC General Office Address

    Temasek Polytechnic
    School of Applied Science
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3
    21 Tampines Avenue 1
    Singapore 529757