The Essential Components of a Comprehensive Nutrition and Dietetic Portal

Document Type : Review


1 Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

2 Department of Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Education and information delivery is an integral part of an effective strategy to control the prevalence of obesity and diabetes. Nutrition and dietetic portals provide integrated access to a wide range of information resources for nutritionists, physicians and the public due. The nutrition and dietetic portals in selected countries was reviewed to gain insight into the essential elements of such portals. The nutrition and dietetic portals were found to be common in presenting annual statistics, nutrition news, and calendar of events, providing information on job opportunities, different diets, strategies and policies, professional standards and rules, providing access to nutrition guidelines and manuals, and introducing educational and research facilities. The data on types of information and services provided by the nutrition and dietetic portals can be used in developing novel portals of the kind in other countries.