• All scientific sessions will be conducted via GoToWebinar platform, kindly use the link given individually in your email when you register for GoToWebinar.
  • Kindly log on through GoToWebinar online platform 15 minutes before the conference session begins:
    • 24 November 2020: 8.45 am – 5.30 pm
    • 25 November 2020: 8.45 am – 6.15 pm
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Please check that you have a strong internet connection. If the audio is unclear, please use a good headset to ensure clear audio.

All attending participants are requested to “mute” and switch off your “webcam video” so as to not interrupt the presentation by speakers.

Due to the limitation of time, only selected questions shall be discussed during any Questions and Answers session.

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24 Nov, 2020

Conference Day 1

0845 Signing on to Go-to-Webinar 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
Keynote Lecture
Chairperson : Mohd Ismail Noor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Diet, happiness and longevity
Hardinsyah, IPB University & Federation of Asian Nutrition Society
Symposium 1: Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
Chairperson : Rokiah Don, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Management of gestational diabetes in Malaysia – solutions and challenges
Sivalingam Nalilah, International Medical University
Prevention of allergic diseases in infant and young child feeding: How should we feed them?
Intan Hakimah Ismail, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
1200-1300 Break
Poster Viewing / Virtual Exhibition
Invited Lecture 1
Chairperson : Tee E Siong, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Sustainable innovation and contribution to nutrition
Cyndy Au and Victor Basuki, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences
Invited Lecture 2
Chairperson : Tan Sue Yee, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
The role of oral nutritional supplementation in growth intervention
Siti Hawa Mohd Taib, University Malaya Medical Centre
Young Researchers’ Symposium
Chairperson : Safah Md Yusof, International Medical University
The role of familial resemblance in peak bone mass attainment among Malaysian children
Chang CY, Kanimolli A, Wong SY, Ong SH, Yang WY, Chong MHZ, Meenal M, Khoo EJ, Karuthan C and Chee WSS
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
The association of serum adipokines and vitamin D level in newly diagnosed women with breast cancer. A case-control study
Zunura’in Z, Sirajudeen KNS and Hamid Jan JM
Nutrition and Dietetics Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Food allergy mediates the association between maternal vitamin D status during late pregnancy and wasting in infants during the frst year of life - a birth cohort study
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
Determination of umami taste perception and habitual intake of glutamate among primary school children in Klang Valley
Lim SY, Rosmawati D, Noor Hafzah Y, Wong JE, Hasnah H and Poh BK
Nutritional Sciences Programme & Centre for Community Health Studies (ReaCH), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Free Paper Presentation 1
Chairperson : Sangeetha Shyam, International Medical University
Associations between pre-pubertal dietary intakes and puberty timing in boys and girls)
Cheng TS, Sharp SJ, Soren B, Nita GF and Ong KK
MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, United Kingdom
Factors associated with sleep habits in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Eow SY, Gan WY, Zalilah MS, Hamidin A and Lim PY
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Measuring quality of life among women of reproductive age during Covid-19 pandemic
Dian LS, Muhammad NHS and Nurbaya
Nutrition Study Program, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Indonesia
Changes of body weight and body weight status: Impact of Movement Control Order during the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia
Chan YM and Chin YS
Department of Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Anaemia among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Selangor: What are the determinants?
Nurul Farehah S and Rohana AJ
Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Impact of The Sihat 365© Program on awareness of healthy eating and physical activity among adults with prediabetes in community setting
Surainee W, Radin Nur Suhaida RMN and Ruzita AT
AAA Vision Academy
The associations between screen time and psychosocial wellbeing of pregnant women in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wong LX, Kaur S, Tiong MCL and Ng CM
Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University
1710 End of Day 1

25 Nov, 2020

Conference Day 2

0845 Signing on to Go-to-Webinar platform
Free Paper Presentation 2
Chairperson : Chan Yoke Mun, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Cluster analysis of macronutrient intake and DNA damage among Malay women
Ng CY, Seghayat MS, Normina AB, Tan ESS, Tan CK, Thiagarajah S, Ng ESC and Amini F
School of Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics, Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UCSI University
Postprandial glycaemic response to isomaltulose in healthy Malaysian adults: a single-blind, randomised, crossover pilot study
Ong JW, Megan CHZ, Shyam S, Tan SS and Ng XQ
Division of Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University (IMU)
Identification of frequently available street food to strengthen salt reduction action in Malaysia)
Hasnah H, Wan Whah N, Zainorain Natasha ZA, Suzana S, Feisul Idzwan M, Viola M, Arunah C, Siti Farrah Zaidah MY, Taketo T and Ying-Ru L
Nutritional Sciences Programme and Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Infants feeding practice and maternal experiences during COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia: The COVID-19 Mom-Baby Study Preliminary Findings
Nurul Husna MS, Gan WY, Nurzalinda Z, Maiza Tusimin and Nuruljannah MN
Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
The prevalence of serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a cross-sectional hospital-based study
Vaidehi U, Lye MS and Loh SP
Faculty of Applied Science, UCSI University
Higher body fat percentage, BMI and waist circumference is associated with lower 25OHD concentration among premenopausal indoor female workers
Nurul Nadiah S, Nor Aini J, Arimi Fitri ML and Zahara AM
Faculty of Sports Sciences and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang
SEANUTS II Malaysia: Mitigating the challenges of conducting a children’s nutrition survey in the era of COVID-19 pandemic
Poh BK, Chia JSM, Wong JE, Ang YN, Lee ST, Yeo GS, Teh KC, Nurul Azreen A, Nur Syamira S, Kan YK, Lee KY, Nazihah MA, Tan DJY, Tan HL, Salmi Ezleen MS, Sameeha MJ, Koh D, Ruzita AT and Wee LH on behalf of the SEANUTS II study group
Centre for Community Health Studies (ReaCH), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
The effects of Cosmos caudatus supplementation on neurodegenerative prevention among older adults with mild cognitive impairment
You YX, Suzana S, Nor FR, Hasnah H and Mazlyfarina M
Dietetics Programme, H-CARE, Fakulti Sains Kesihatan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Symposium 2: School Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Chairperson : Poh Bee Koon, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) promotes school child nutrition
Chin YS, Tee ES, Norimah AK and Zawiah H
Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Understanding Malaysian adolescents’ perception of healthy eating and active lifestyle
Sharifah Intan Zainun SI, Chin YS, Mohd Nasir MT and Zalilah MS
Department of Healthcare Professional, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University
Invited Lecture 3
Chairperson : Norimah A Karim, International Medical University
Catch up growth in undernourished children: The challenge and success
Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed
Nutrition and Dietetics Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
1215-1315 Break
Poster Viewing / Virtual Exhibition
Invited Lecture 4
Chairperson : Mahenderan Appukutty, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Roles & functions of beneficial microorganisms in the human gut
Alex Teo
Regional Director, Herbalife Nutrition, Research & Development and Scientific Affairs
Invited Lecture 5
Chairperson : Roseline Yap Wai Kuan, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Isomaltulose (Palatinose™): Recent evidence for health benefits
Sangeetha Shyam
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
Invited Lecture 6
Chairperson : Amin Ismail, University Putra Malaysia
Bioactives as functional ingredients in palm oil
Kanga Rani Selvaduray
Nutrition Unit, Product Development and Advisory Services Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur
Symposium 3: Food Environment, Food Security and Technological Approaches in Nutrition
Chairperson : Zaitun Yassin, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Food marketing and its impact on diets
Sameeha Mohd Jamil
Nutrition Programme and Centre for Community Health Studies (ReaCH), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Utilising technology to assess compliance with Dietary Guidelines: The CSIRO Healthy Diet Score survey
Gilly Hendrie
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Adelaide
Symposium 4: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
Chairperson : Wong Jyh Eiin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
National Strategic Plan For Active Living
Vanitha Subramaniam
Health Promotion and Education Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Physical activity behaviour among preschool children in Malaysia: preliminary results from the SUNRISE study
Koh D, Cho LB, Wong JE, Poh BK and Okely AD
Centre for Education and Community Well-being, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi
Chairperson : Mohd Ismail Noor, Vice President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
1815 End of conference

Post-Conference “Meet the President”:

(26 November 2020, 4pm)

A session to introduce NSM as a nutrition professional body to the nutrition students and to create a platform for students to express their interests and concerns on nutrition professions and network with members of the society.

Interested students are invited to register to join this session via GoToWebinar using this link:

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