The College of Nutrition, the Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine and the School of Pharmacy work together to lead students in service learning in Jianshi Township (尖石鄉), a mountain indigenous township in Hsinchu County in northern Taiwan, despite epidemic and storm.


In this service-learning trip, the trio led students to the Atayal Tribe in Jianshi Township in May and June of 2020. Students assisted local farmers with pesticide-rapid-screening in crops and helped the locals understand the nutritional value of crops, and their physically nutritional and health status. In the professional service courses on nutrition and aging, students were guided to help the locals with their nutritional knowledge and skills, empowering them to tackle real-life issues with their practical trainings and expertise.