A balanced diet and reasonable intake are essential for a healthy life. As a living organism, human need to eat and drink. Moreover, mental stability, learning capability, physical fitness, immunity, fertility, growth and development, are all closely dependent on a healthy diet. However, malnutrition is a serious issue on a global scale. Various forms of malnutrition and unhealthy eating habits have become one of the factors leading to the spread of many acute and chronic diseases. In order to improve the nutritional health of the people, the government has put a lot of effort into the nutrition policy.
The healthcare system in Taiwan has been highly specialized. However, with an early step into a super-aged society, this kind of highly-specialized healthcare system begins to reveal an inadequacy in the traditional mode of human resources distribution in the face of worsening burden arising from patients with chronic disease.