Research History at National Institute of Nutrition

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Period 1980-1985

Research:

State level Research Project 64-02 "Improving Vietnamese's meal"

Finding:

Country wide data on food consumption and food habits

Country wide data on malnutrition among children

Solution:

Food supplementation (WFP 2651 Project) &

Promotion of Home gardening, Fish culture and Animal Husbandry (VAC)

Period 1985-1990

Research:

State level Research Project 64D titled "Study on some selected measures to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children in Vietnam"

Finding:

Country wide data on Vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia and testing effective of Vitamin A supplementation

Data on anemia prevalence among pregnant women, vitamin B1 deficiency

Solution:

Establish National Program for control of vitamin A deficiency, iron deficiency & WFP Food supplementation for strengthening of health and nutrition care for mothers and children (WFP/3844)

Period 1990-1995

Research:

Research project on different approach to improve nutrition status, household food security, micronutrients and nutrition policy

Solution:

Universal distribution of vitamin A capsule (1993) to children 6-36 months.

Distribution of iron tables in selected provinces/localities.

Improving household food security and vitamin A intake (FAO project)

Development of National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN) ratified by PM 16/09/1995

Period 1995-2000

Research:

Research project "Study on Relevant Strategic measures for comprehensive improvement of Food Hygiene ,Food Safety and Nutritional Status of people"

Solution:

Implementation of National Plan of Action for Nutrition 1995-2000

Building capacity: training MSc in nutrition.

Establish nutrition department at some universities.

Launch the Government PEM Control Program (implemented by CPCC).

Launch Nutrition Education Information Centre

Period 2000-2005

Research:

State level research project on "Study on high risk factors of nutrition and food safety status in the new condition and relevant solution".

Finding: New nutrition perspectives

Overweight and Obesity are increasing significantly in different groups of population.

New nutrition emerging problem in Viet Nam.

Solution/Implementation

National PEM Control Program

Government ratified the National Nutrition Strategy 2001-2010.

For fortification approach: Fish sauce fortification with Iron; Fortification of complementary  food.

Education program: For behavior change.

Strengthening the Food and Nutrition Laboratories at NIN.

Training.


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