• All symposia and lectures will be organised via ZOOM online platform. Only registered participants via the link provided by the Secretariat will be able to enter the ZOOM platform.
  • Kindly log on through ZOOM online platform 15 minutes before the conference session begins:
    • 7 September 2021: 8.45 am – 5.30 pm
    • 8 September 2021: 8.45 am – 5.30 pm
General rules using the ZOOM Platform

Please ensure that you have a strong internet connection.

It is suggested to use a good headset to ensure clear audio.

The Zoom webinar platform will “mute” and turn off “webcam video” of all attending participants by default.

Participants will be able to type in their questions using the Q&A icon. Please do not use the Chat function to post your questions. Due to the limitation of time, only selected questions shall be addressed during any Q&A session.

Scientific Posters

All scientific posters are available on a section called, “Scientific Posters” in the NSM Conference 2021 website.

Trade Exhibition

Trade exhibition is available on a section called “Virtual Exhibition” in the NSM Conference 2021 website.

Official Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Certificate of Attendance

E-Certificate of Attendance will be given to all registered delegates and uploaded on the conference website within 14 working days after the Conference (by 1st October 2021).

Participants will need to download from the website following the instruction given on the website later. Special certificates will be given to those who participated in the Young Researcher’s Symposium, Free Paper Presentation sessions and Poster Exhibitions.

For Presenters

Kindly turn on your webcam and unmute yourself when the Chairperson introduces you and invites you to start your presentation, or during the Q&A session. At other times, please turn off our webcam and mute the microphone.

It is suggested that you turn off desktop notifications during your presentation. An incoming message or alert on your screen can distract people from what you are sharing.

Please check your Chat Box at all times for any communication from the Secretariat/Panelist members.

Select Day:

7 Sep, 2021

Conference Day 1

0845 Signing on to Zoom Platform
Opening & Award of NSM prizes
Speech and official opening by
Tee E Siong, President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  • Presentation of NSM Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prizes
  • Presentation of NSM Publication Prizes
  • Fellows of NSM Awards
Keynote Lecture
Chairperson: Tee E Siong, President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Nutrition interventions to combat NCDs and COVID-19 health threats – experiences in China
Yang Ye Xin, Chinese Nutrition Society


Break / E-poster Viewing / Exhibitor Page Viewing

Symposium 1: Nutrition and COVID-19
Chairperson: Mahenderan Appukutty, Vice-President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Dietary practices, physical activity and body weight status among Malaysian adults during Movement Control Orders (MCOs): Preliminary findings from the MyNutriLifeCOVID-19 online survey
Chin Yit Siew, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Digital nutrition and health interventions in preventing NCDs and combating COVID-19
Feisul Idzwan Mustapha, Ministry of Health Malaysia


Lunch Break / E-poster Viewing / Exhibitor Page Viewing

Invited Lecture 1
Chairperson: Mohd Redzwan Sabran, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Effects of tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) on the pulmonary fibrosis drug treatment in rat model
Sun Guiju, Southeast University, China
Symposium 2: Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
Chairperson: Norimah A Karim, International Medical University
Empowering parents and community: Efforts to prevent malnutrition among children
Zalma Bt Abdul Razak, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Micronutrient deficiency and supplementation among women of reproductive age
Loh Su Peng, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Complementary foods and milk-based formulas provide excess protein but suboptimal key micronutrients and essential fatty acids in the intakes of infants and toddlers from urban settings in Malaysia
Lee Siew Siew, Monash Universiti Malaysia
Young Researchers’ Symposium
Chairperson : Wong Jyh Eiin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Exploring the norms of eating-out practice among adults in Malaysia
Lydiatul Shima A, Ainaa Almardhiyah AR, Mohd Razif S, Yeong Yeh L, Yee Cheng K, Bibi Nabihah AH, Nor Hamizah S, Raja Affendi RA and Hamid Jan JM
Nutrition and Dietetics Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Preschoolers’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to social and environmental factors: A mixed method approach study
Lee ST, Wong JE, Chan Geraldine KL and Poh BK
Nutritional Sciences Programme & Centre for Community Health Studies (ReaCH), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Maternal circadian rhythm, chrononutrition and its association with infant growth during the first 6 months of life: results from MY-CARE cohort study
Teoh AN, Satvinder K, Nurul Husna MS, Siti Raihanah S SR, Normina AB, Takahashi M, Lim PJ and Shibata S
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University
Obese yet undernourished – preoperative nutrition status of breast and colorectal cancer patients
Wong TX, Wong WX, Chen ST, Ong SH, Shyam S, Nurzarina A, Khairul Hazim H, Raflis RA, Mohana Raj T, Mohd Razali I, Kandasami P and Chee WSS
Division of Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
Preliminary findings of an online Malaysian young children father mother feeding project: Associations of parental feeding factors and child eating behaviours with body weight status among Malaysian young children aged 6-months to 36-months
Wong HJ, Nurul Aina Amirah MZ, Nur Fatihah MS, Chin YS, Lim PY and Tan CC
Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Free Paper Presentation 1
Chairperson: Gan Wan Ying, Universiti Putra Malaysia & Snigdha Misra, International Medical University
Reducing anaemia in 36 weeks pregnant mothers
Ng S, Hanisah A, Koo SJ, Suzee S, Rohana A, Nor Fadilah MS, Amalina MZA, Norhidayah S and Noorhaida U
Bukit Pasir Health Clinic, Muar District Health Office, Johor
Maternal consumption of dairy products during pregnancy reduces the risk of eczema in infants during the first year of life
Woon FC, Chin YS, Batterham M, Intan Hakimah I, Yoke Mun Chan, Amir Hamzah AL, Gan WY, Geeta A, Siti Huzaifah MH, Muliana E, Tan ML, and Farhan HS
Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Preliminary observations on the dietary intake of Orang Asli Temiar women during the postpartum period
Sharifah Zahhura SA, Marina AM, Mohamad Insan L, Nurul Jannah A and Salniza Akmar K
Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Minerals and trace elements contents in breast milk of Malaysian mothers
Tan SS, Khor GL, Stoutjesdijk E, Ng KWT, Khouw I, Bragt M, Schaafsma A, Dijck-Brouwer DAJ and Muskiet FAJ
Division of Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
Parental feeding practices in relation to food neophobia among preschoolers in Terengganu, Malaysia
Alia Izzati A and Wafa SW
Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
Body image and cardiovascular risk factors among Malaysian adolescents
Haemamalar K, Hazreen AM and Muzalwana AT
Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Administration and Economics, Universiti Malaya
1730 End of Day 1

8 Sep, 2021

Conference Day 2

0845 Signing on to Zoom Platform
Free Paper Presentation 2
Chairperson : Tan Sue Yee, Nutrition Society of Malaysia & Anto Cordelia Vijanth, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
A whole school approach and NuTeen Intervention Program: Impact on secondary school canteen food environment and psychosocial factors of school canteen operators in Kuala Lumpur
Shashikala S, Vaidehi U and Mirnalini K
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University
Consumer knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) on supplements in relation to COVID-19 pandemic
Erika Lumbantobing and Siti Muslimatun
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Life Sciences, Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L), Jakarta, Indonesia
Frequency of home cooking is not associated with diet quality among Malaysian adults during the pandemic
Chew EWL, Chin SY, Misra S, Tan SS, Yang WY and Num KSF
Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
The impact of COVID-19 on the consumption of fruits and vegetables in healthy Malaysian adults
Lo YL, Cheng SH and Lee SS
School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Sugar tax in Malaysia: Food industry’s response and adolescents’ knowledge and attitude towards this tax
Ng YY, Shyam S, Don R and Hakim SL
Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
The effect of germinated brown rice on blood glucose, glycated haemoglobin levels and BMI in patients with type 2 diabetes
Noor Amiza ZA, Faizul HA, Mohd Radzniwan AR, Nizam B, Zetty Nadia MZ and Nuruliza R
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Invited Lecture 2
Sponsored by Yakult Malaysia
Chairperson : Mahenderan Appukutty, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Bile acid is a responsible host factor for high-fat diet-induced gut microbiota alterations in rats: Proof of “bile acid hypothesis”
Atsushi Yokota, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Break / E-poster Viewing / Exhibitor Page Viewing

Invited Lecture 3
Sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition
Chairperson: Roseline Yap, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Precision nutrition and cardiovascular diseases
José M Ordovás, Tufts University, Boston, USA
Symposium 3: School Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Chairperson: Chin Yit Siew, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Whole grain consumption among children and adolescents
Koo Hui Chin, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
Dietary patterns and cardiometabolic risks among Malaysian adolescents
Geeta Appannah, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Implementation of Malaysia School Nutrition Promotion Programme (MySNPP) during the COVID-19 pandemic - experiences and learnings
Teo Choon Huey, Ministry of Health Malaysia


Lunch Break / E-poster Viewing / Exhibitor Page Viewing

Invited Lecture 4
Sponsored by the BENEO-Institute
Chairperson: Megan Chong Hueh Zan, International Medical University
Blood glucose management as a strategy in influencing metabolic health and immunity
Goh Peen Ern, BENEO-Institute/BENEO Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Symposium 4: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
Chairperson: Poh Bee Koon, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Physical activity and health-related fitness in adolescents: The Asia-fit study
Stanley Sai-chuen Hui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Physical activity in women
Selina Khoo Phaik Lin, Universiti Malaya
Association between recreational physical activity and colorectal cancer with presence of metabolic syndrome and its components: A multicentric hospital-based case control study in Peninsular Malaysia
Vaidehi Ulaganathan, UCSI University Malaysia
Poster Finalists Presentation
Chairperson: Satvinder Kaur, UCSI University
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony
Chairperson: Mahenderan Appukutty, Vice-President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
1700 End of conference

9 Sep, 2021

Post-Conference Activities

Meet the President: Dialogue with University Students
(Session is open only for students of local universities; separate registration required)
Opening and message by President NSM
Nutritionists play key roles in the prevention of malnutrition
Discussion between student participants and NSM council members
  • Presentation of statements by representatives
  • Sharing by all student participants and council members
Summary and recommendations
End of Meet the President session
Meet the Editor-In-Chief of Malaysian Journal of Nutrition (MJN)
(Session is open to all conference participants; separate registration required)
Welcome remarks by President NSM
About Malaysian Journal of Nutrition: Submission Guidelines & Determinants of Manuscript Acceptance
Speaker: Prof Dr Poh Bee Koon, Editor in Chief, MJN
Manuscript Submission to MJN: Common Errors to Avoid
Speaker: Dr Roseline Yap Wai Kuan, Managing Editor, MJN
Questions & answers
1530 End of session