Tackling Obesity in Malaysia with Consumer Education

Nutrition knowledge among Malaysians needs to be translated into action and practice, says Professor Dr Norimah A. Karim, Vice President of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO). To tackle obesity, health education should start at a young age, in order to embed good dietary and physical activity habits in lifestyles.

Dr Karim was a guest at the launch of the “Tackling obesity in ASEAN: Prevalence, impact, and guidance on intreventions” report on 6 June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In an interview with the Secretariat of the Asia Roundtable on Food Innovation for Improved Nutrition (ARoFIIN), the regional multi-stakeholder network that commissioned the report, Dr Karim discussed partnerships and efforts to educate the Malaysian population on health and nutrition, amidst the nation’s healthcare burden of obesity and overweight.

 

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