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Nutrition for hospitalised patients falls into neglect

Nutrition for hospitalised patients falls into neglect

The prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalised patients in Vietnam remains high, ranging from 20-50 percent as many hospitals fail to pay appropriate attention to ensuring nutrition for inpatients, health officials said.

Vietnam aims to earn global reputation for rice quality

Vietnam aims to earn global reputation for rice quality

VOV.VN - Rice has long been one of Vietnam’s most competitive agricultural products in the global market. But reform is urgently needed for sustainable rice production as the international integration process is posing numerous challenges to the sector.

Health Ministry, Abbott shake hands for nutrition improvement

Health Ministry, Abbott shake hands for nutrition improvement

The Ministry of Health and the US-based Abbott Company on September 21 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in two projects to improve the quality of clinical nutrition at hospitals and among pregnant and nursing women.

Project helps enhance meal quality for under-5 children

Project helps enhance meal quality for under-5 children

Mothers having under 2 year-old children in rural areas in the northern mountainous provinces of Thai Nguyen and Bac Giang have benefited from a nutrition communications project launched by the National Institute of Nutrition under the Ministry of Health from April 2014 to March 2017.

Vietnamese eating habits worry health experts

Vietnamese eating habits worry health experts

Nutrition experts in Vietnam say an unbalanced diet of excessive sugar and salt combined with insufficient vegetable consumption is posing health risks to Vietnamese people.

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition.

Vietnam's number of breastfed children still low: UNICEF

Vietnam's number of breastfed children still low: UNICEF

UNICEF aims to assure 50% of children around the world are breastfed exclusively in their first six months, but Vietnam has only reached 17%, an Asia-Pacific UNICEF representative said at a recent conference on nutrition in Hanoi.