NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION
OF NUTRITIONDirector: Assoc. Prof. Le Danh Tuyen,PhD. MD.
The leading institution responsible
for nutrition in whole country
establishment of national
institute of nutrition
The National Institute of Nutrition
(NIN) under Ministry of Health was established in 1980 by the Government of
Vietnam.The NIN is
the leading institution responsible for research, training and implementation
activities in the field of nutrition, food sciences and clinical nutrition for
the whole country of Viet
Address: 48B Tang
Bat Ho Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-4) – 39713784; (84-4) -39717090.
(84-4) - 39717885
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- Research on nutritional requirements
and dietary intake of Vietnamese people in relation to physiological status and
socio-economic conditions of the country.
- Food and
nutrition surveillance, nutritional epidemiology studies and other
nutrition-related health problems.
- Research on nutritive values and
health aspects of Vietnamese foods.
- Research on food hygiene and food
- Research on the measures for
improving nutritional status, food
hygiene and food safety condition.
- Developing the food- based dietary guidelines for Vietnamese people.
- Coordinating the nutrition network for the whole country and implementing the
different nutrition action programs.
- Assisting the Government in developing the nutrition policy.
- Assessment of nutritional status and
dietary intake of Vietnamese people in different ecological regions, every year
and or a period of time.
- Epidemiology of major nutritional deficiencies and disorders
(surveys, community trial).
- Establishing the Dietary Allowances and Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Vietnamese
people and the development of a Nutrition Policy in Vietnam (update 2006).
and updating food analysis data, establishing the Vietnamese Nutritive
Composition Table (update 2007).
- Investigating food safety and food hygiene control, development of Standard
Laboratory of Food safety and Food Hygiene, contributing to the development of
- Research on nutrition problems in
transition period (research program).
- PhD training in community Nutrition
and in collaboration with Hanoi
in training Master of Science in community nutrition.
of National Nutrition Strategy (NNS). National focal point for nutrition
coordination of Protein Energy Malnutrition Program (PEM) and micronutrient
deficiencies (Vitamin A and iron deficiency control programs).
- Implementation of nutrition education
and nutrition surveillance activities.
- The NIN has set up cooperative
relationship with such international
agencies as UNICEF, WHO, FAO, The Netherlands Government, ADB, WB, ILSI as well
as many Non-Governmental Organizations and other research
institutions/Universities including WU (Netherlands), INMU (Thailand) and
Universities of Japan, University of Los-Banos (the Philippines), IRD, GRET
(France). The Institute has expanded the international cooperation
in training and scientific research, involving the University
of Sydney, University of Queensland
and Queensland University of Technology (2008).
- The National Institute of Nutrition
has been appointed as the WHO national participating Institution for Food
Contamination Monitoring (1995), as the SEAMEO-TROPMED Collaborative
Center in Community
Nutrition (1994) and as the National Focal Point for Nutrition (1995) and the
National Nutrition Strategy (2001).
The NIN has a scientific and research staff of 130 people, of
whom 6 are Assoc. Professors, 25 PhD., 33 MPs., about 90 undergraduate and
graduate technicians and a support staff, mainly from medicine and from other
Assoc. Prof. Le Danh Tuyen, PhD. MD.
(84-4) 3 821 0049;
Nguyen Thi Lam, Assoc. Prof.; PhD;
Tel. (84-4) 3 971 3086;
Le Bach Mai, Assoc. Prof.; PhD;
Tel. (84-4) 3 971 5127;
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School & Occupational Nutrition
Nguyen Bao Khanh; Tel 84-4-3 971 5926
Dr. Do Phuong Ha ; Tel 84-4-3 971 5127
Applied Nutrition & Nutrition Surveillance
Dr. Nguyen Lan; Tel. 84-4-3 971 6139
Clinical Nutrition & Dietary Therapy
Dr. Pham Thi
Thu Huong; Tel. 84-4-3 921 1758
Micro-nutrient Research & Application
Dr. Tran Thuy Nga; Tel. 84-4-3 971 9280.
Food Sciences & Food Hygiene &
Dr. Dao To Quyen; Tel. 84-4-3 821 1413
Nutrition Biochemistry & Metabolism
Dr. Vu Thi
Thu Hien; Tel 84-4-3 971 0576
Food & Nutrition Training Center
Dr. Pham Thi
Thuy Hoa; Tel.
84-4-3 972 4030
Information, Education & Communication Center
Dr. Trinh Hong Son; Tel. 84-4-3 972 0608
Food & Nutrition Technology Center
Ms. Do Thi
Bao Hoa; Tel. 84-4-3 971 6293
Nutrition Counseling Center
Dr. Le Thi
Hai; Tel. 84-4-3 972 0554
Planning & Supply Section
Dr. Nguyen Chi Tam; Tel. 84-4-3
Research Management Section
Dr. Cao Thi Thu Huong; Tel. 84-4-3
Network Coordination Section
Phan Van Huan; Tel. 84-4-3 971 6286
and Administration Section
Mr. Nguyen Hong Truong; Tel. 84-4-3 821 1713
and Bookkeeping Section
Ms. Nguyen Tuyet Le; Tel. 84-4-3 971 6060