||The National Institute of Health and Nutrition was first founded in 1920
as the Nutrition Institute of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Since its establishment,
it has been making numerous contributions to improve nutrition and dietary
habit and to advance the knowledge of health and nutrition science for
As of April 1st, 2001, based on policy changes of the Government, NIHN
has become an incorporated administrative agency - the National Institute
of Health and Nutrition' to provide leadership for the public by conducting
surveys and research on health maintenance and promotion as well as nutrition
and dietary habit. As an independent administrative agency, NIHN is expected
to operate voluntarily and flexibly as well as to practice efficiency to
meet the public's demands.
NIHN is fully committed to provide satisfactory services for the public and improve its operations based on assessment by the Government. NIHN's objective is to take full responsibility in scientific research in order to meet the public's expectations.
NIHN leaflet (revised on January 1, 2013) PDF