||The following 2 centers were established in 1st April 2006; one is as an
Information Department and the other as an Extrernal Department.
1. Information Center
Information Center plays an important role as a core center to disseminate
information from the NIHN. Collecting research outcomes and information
on health and nutrition, we provide useful information through the NIHN
website and newsletter. Additionally, we collect basic information on the
foods with health claims (e.g. "Foods for Specified Health Uses",
foods with nutrient function claims) and information on health hazard of
so-called health foods for effective implementation of the national health
systems related to health, diet and nutrition.
2. Center for International Collaboration and Partnership
This center works on planning and coordination of various external programs
at the NIHN; establishment of international research networks in particular
with Asian countries, promotion of collaborative research with overseas
research institutes, fellowship/training programs for young foreign researchers,
collaborative research with domestic universities and private companies
and organization of international symposiums. Furthermore, as a GEMS/Food
Collaborating Institution, we provide dietary intake data from the National
Health and Nutrition Survey to the WHO.