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      John Tung Foundation (JTF), funded by Mr. John Tung with the support of Dr. David Yen, is a non-profit organization established on May 19,1984. It is currently directed by Dr. Milton Mung-Shiung Shieh.

      The mission of the Foundation is to promote the health of all Taiwanese people, by instilling in them the idea that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Its guiding philosophy is to promote "respect for life."

      Under the leadership of past Presidents David Yen and Tomming Lai and past CEOs Ching-Chuan Yeh and Dr. Jenn-Tai Hwang, along with the efforts of all colleagues at the Foundation for the past 20 years, JTF is most well respected by the Taiwanese society for its advocacy and promotion of public health activities in Taiwan. It is not only respected by the public, the Foundation is also highly regarded by the Taiwanese government as one of the most important organizations dedicated to public welfare in the country. 

The Food and Nutrition Division at John Tung Foundation (JTF)

      Over one third of chronic diseases, including obesity, are related to improper diet. The foundation of good health lies in proper and balanced diet. What we eat determines, in a great part, whether we will live a healthy and happy life or we will suffer from physical problems. Lack of proper food hygiene and nutrition education can lead to serious health problems like obesity.

      The Food and Nutrition Division at JTF has been established since 1984. Over the years, it has been dedicated to promoting a healthy, safe, nutritious and environmentally friendly diet for all Taiwanese. Collaborating with experts from government agencies and various fields, such as nutrition, food technology, public health, and education, the Division has been actively involved in numerous nutrition and health campaigns and advocacy of nutrition policies in Taiwan. To reach the public, the Division publishes numerous articles on food and nutrition issues on its website. It also provides public education on balanced nutrition and food hygiene to the general public.

      In recent years, the Food and Nutrition Division has been keeping a close eye on health issues and regulations in schools, such as advocating the benefits of fruits and vegetables, dairy products, breakfast consumption, and balanced diet. It has also established a system of food classification for the school system to prevent junk food from entering campuses and school buildings. 

      To act as a supportive and advocating base for governmental and non-governmental organizations on food and nutrition issues. The Division has been recognized as an important opinion leader in nutrition-related issues in Taiwan. Starting with children's health education, the Division aims to improve people's dietary habits and to combat chronic diseases as a result of improper diet in order to create a healthy environment and a bright future for the people in Taiwan.

 The Mission and Roles of the Division

   The Mission of the Division isTo promote a healthy, safe, nutritious and environmental- friendly diet for all people in Taiwan.The Roles of the Division are

  • Opinion leader in nutrition-related issues
  • Pioneer for advocating nutrition policies
  • NGO leader of nutrition education programs/campaigns 

Strategies 

  • Publications
  • Media
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Research

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