History of Dietetic in Korea

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1929 Department of home economics established at Ewha Women's Professional School
1950 The title, "Dietitian", was first used when a graduate of the college of home economics obtained a bachelor of science and was placed in charge of meals at the hospital
1962 The Food Sanitation Act was established and the dietitian's license introduced
1963 Regulations for the dietitian established in accordance with Decree of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
1964 The first dietitian's license issued
1967 A regulation that institutional food service(meals service for 50 or more people) must have a dietitian is promulgated.
1979 Dietitians for school food service officially employed as public officials involved in health according to the National Public Service Law
1981 The School Meals Act was established
1982 A regulation that hospital shall have a dietitian stated in the enforcement regulations of the Medical Service Act
1987 A regulation about the supplementary education for dietitians is promulgated.
1991 A regulation that childcare and nursery facilities with 100 or more children must have a dietitian is indicated in the Infant Care Act
1995 A regulation that central and local governments shall perform programs for the improvement of nutrition is stated in the National Health Promotion Act
1997 A regulation that public health centers must have a dietitian is mentioned in the enforcement regulations of the Regional Public Health Act
2000 Dietitians are classified as health and medical professionals according to the Korean Standard Classification Of Occupations Dietitians are employed at mental hospitals and facilities for the homeless
2002 Dietitians employed at army hospitals, welfare facilities for the elderly and children
2003 A regulation that school shall have a nutritional education teacher who is dietitian trained in teaching stated in the School Meals Act and the Primary and Second Education Act.
Clininical dietitians who work for hospitals can bill a medical nutrition therapy service fee officially to patients(who have diabetes, hypertension, hemodialysis, cardiac disease, cancer, intestinal fistula) according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification Number 2003-30.
2004 Informations regarding nutrition courses and credits are posted under the teacher qualifying examination act.
2005 A regulation that nursery with 100 or more children must have a dietitian is indicated in the infant education Act
2006 Due to an amendment of the Justice Department and its affiliates, dietitians are arranged at correction houses