Universiti Kebangsaan - Malaysia [UKM], Malaysia | Facilitators and barriers in childhood obesity intervention: Malaysian experiences
Facilitators and barriers in childhood obesity intervention: Malaysian experiences.
Dr. Ruzita Abd. Talib is Professor of Nutrition at Nutritional Science Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Over the last 20 years with the university, she has served as Head of Dietetics Program, Head of Quality, Principle of Residential College and Chair of the School of Healthcare Sciences. Her formal education includes undergraduate degree and PhD in Dietetics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her major research interest includes Nutrition Education and Promotion, particularly in childhood obesity intervention and the application of glycemic index in dietary management of diabetes. She has published more than 50 scientific papers/reports local and internationally. She is also an ordinary member of Malaysian Dietitian Association, Nutrition Society of Malaysia and Malaysian Association Study of Obesity.
She is member of various expert Committees, including Technical Working Group, Ministry of Health in Products Reformulation to Reduce Sodium in Food Products (2017-2018); Technical Sub Committee of Technical Working Group Malaysian Dietary Guidelines (2008-2010), Malaysian Adolescent Dietary Guidelines (2011-2013) and Recommended Nutrient Intake for Malaysia (Energy and Macronutrients) (2016-2017); and a Panel of Assessor for Malaysian Qualification Agency in Nutrition and Dietetics (2017-2020). She is also Honorary Treasurer, Malaysian Association Study of Obesity (2011-2015) and Malaysian Society of Health (1999-2002) and Council Member, Malaysian Dietetian Association (1999-2001).