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Issue 12, Sept 2018

Upcoming Events

Seminar on
Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition: Maternal Nutrition and Birth Outcomes in Southeast Asia

November 13-14, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
Greater attention to the underlying issues relating to the persistence of low birth weight and stunting as well as the GDM situation among women is warranted. Examining the relationship between maternal nutrition and birth outcomes is essential to provide a basis for the improvement of birth outcomes and long living health of offspring. This 2-day Seminar on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition which is organized by ILSI SEA Region and its Malaysia Country Committee and co-organized with Nutrition Society of Malaysia, will be held on November 13-14, 2018 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Registration and more information is available HERE.

ILSI SEA Region at 5th International Rice Congress
Symposium Session on Sustainable Food System & Diets – Implication & Relevance for Nutrition Security

October 16, 2018, Singapore 

This ILSI SEA Region sponsored symposium at the 5th International Rice Congress will highlight challenges in sustainable food systems and nutrition security in Asia, discuss utilization of metrics for intervention, as well as the harnessing of innovation and new technologies. A panel will discuss and elucidate strategies to transform nutrition security challenges into opportunities for the future.
For more information on the program and speakers for the symposium session, click HERE!
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Recent Events

Seminar on Nutrition and Life Course Approach to Healthy Aging
September 25, 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Seminar on Food Additives: A Global Perspective on Safety Evaluation and Use
July 23, 2018 
Manila, Philippines

ILSI SEA Region & ASEANFOODS FOODCOMP Training Course: Development of Quality Food Composition Database 
September 3-7, 2018
Yangon, Myanmar
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Forum Update on Safety Assessment and Perspectives on Regulatory Development of GM Food Crops and New Plant Breeding Technologies
July 2, 2018
Seminar and Workshop on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies 
August 28-30, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10th ILSI BeSeTo Meeting 
September 13-14, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan
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33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia
“Investing in Nutrition: Act Now”

July 24-26, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Nutrition Society of Malaysia had successfully organized its 33rd Scientific Conference with the theme "Investing in Nutrition: Act Now" in Kuala Lumpur, on July 24-26, 2018. 

ILSI SEA Region is honored to be sponsoring the NSM Young Researchers’ Symposium Prizes and the NSM Poster Presentation Prizes. In sponsoring these awards, ILSI SEA Region hoped to inspire and encourage young scientists in the pursuit of their passion in science and to continue their commitments to scientific advancements, research and innovation.

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the following winners below. For more details regarding their abstracts, please check the conference booklet HERE.

NSM Young Researchers’ Symposium Prizes 2018

First Prize: Teo Choon Huey, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on "Evaluation of school-based Healthy Lifestyle Program (HLP) for primary school children in Batu Pahat District, Johor"

Second Prize: Melissa Leong En Ying, International Medical University (IMU) on "Effects of 16 weeks vitamin D supplementation on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and parathyroid hormone (PTH) among women: randomized clinical trial of efficacy"

Third Prize: Lau Xiao Chuan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on "Does CERGAS programme improve body composition and anthropometric measurements in overweight/obese adolescents?"

Consolation Prizes: 
Nur Farhana Aminuddin, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on "Food wastage in Malaysian public hospitals and the reasons behind it"

Ng Choon Ming, UCSI University on "Higher fast food consumption and poor attitude towards healthy meal preparation are risk factors for childhood obesity/overweight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia"

NSM Poster Presentation Prizes 2018

First Prize: Tan Chiu Yee, UKM on "Relationship between physical activity and early childhood development among children aged 1 to 3 years in Klang Valley"

Second Prize: Joseph Cheah Mun Hong, UPM on "Factors correlated with food addiction symptoms among undergraduate students in Universiti Putra Malaysia"

Third Prize: Tanasha Azalea Suhundani, UCSI on "Nutrition education for Rohingya students in Kuala Lumpur: a pilot study"

Consolation Prizes: 
Noornabihah Nadhirah Binti Yahaya, UPM on "Factors associated with gestational weight gain among pregnant women in Sepang, Selangor"

Gan Hui Min, USM on "Association between snacking frequency, dietary intake and body mass index among undergraduate students at Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus"

Tan Ying Chien, IMU on "Effect of cooking methods (conventional rice cooker and draining method) on amylose, amylopectin, resistant starch and total starch content of selected brown rice"

Nur Fadhilah Binti Auzairuddin, UPM on "Association between socio-demographics, social media exposure, sleeping pattern and physical activity level with body weight status among students in faculty of medicine and health sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia"

Nur Syahira Binti Mohamad, USM on "Determination of dietary practices associated with hydration status of state junior male athletes in Kelantan"

Ho Wan Hui, IMU on "Association between dietary intake, physical activity and macronutrient composition of breast milk among lactating women in Klang Valley"
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ILSI SEA Region Functional Food Monograph 2017

Revised August 2018 

Recognizing the rapid development of functional foods and claims in the SEA Region, ILSI SEA Region has published a new Monograph on Functional Foods. This monograph elaborates ILSI SEA Region’s initiatives on functional foods, provides updates on regulatory developments and scientific substantiation of health claims in the region, and presents case studies on selected functional foods in Southeast Asia.
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