Topical Area: Policy, Global Nutrition
Contributing to the health improvement of Vietnamese people
Methods : Through collaborative efforts of Vietnamese National Institute of Nutrition and Japanese experts to establish educational system for dietitians and nutritional system in national level.
Results : Our project VINEP created the first-ever dietitians (bachelors) in VIetnam alongside of establishment of legal status for dietitian (job code). We further proceed to establish nutrition standards for clinical nutrition
Conclusions : Through internship training of Vietnamese young dietitians at Japanese prominent institutions, we could develop human resources to establish nutrition standards in Vietnam.
Funding Sources :
None (The Ajinomoto Foundation is public-interest oriented foundation in Japan. National Institute of Nutrition is an institution under Ministry of Health, Vietnam)