National Institute of Nutrition

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The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) was established in 1918 as the Beri-beri Unit and was subsequently named as the Nutrition Research Laboratories in 1929 and National Institute of Nutrition in 1969. It is an ICMR institution and a WHO/FAO recognized centre for advanced training in nutrition.

The research work carried out in the hospital, laboratory and community is closely integrated by the Institute. Emphasis is laid on problem oriented research with a view to find out effective, practical, economically viable and sustainable solutions to nutrition related problems affecting people. Low-cost nutritional supplements, development of a Nutrition Surveillance System, salt fortified with iron and iodine, effective dietary guidelines for Indians, innovative methods for nutrition education and other IEC strategies, determination of dietary requirements and nutritive values of Indian foods and creation of trained man power in nutrition are some vital contributions of the Institute. The current national nutrition programmes aimed at controlling vitamin A deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are the results of NIN research. NIN also functions as the nodal agency for the technical supervision of National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB).

The training programmes at NIN include Master of Science Applied Nutrition Course, Postgraduate Certificate Course in Nutrition, Annual Certificate Course on Endocrinological Techniques and the Application and Training Course on Techniques for Assessment of Nutritional Anaemias.

Contact Details

Address: National Institute of Nutrition, Jamai-Osmania PO, Hyderabad - 500007

Tel. No.: +91- 40 -27018083

Fax No.: +91- 40 - 27019074


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