French Talks: Tackling Obesity in Malaysia and France

Date: 17 Feb 2020, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur


French Talk: “Tackling Obesity in Malaysia and France”
Talk conducted in English
Monday 17 February , 8pm @ AFKL

Free admission upon RSVP

Now a global issue, obesity has entered political agendas. Two experts from complementary scientific fields meet their eyes on the strategies implemented in France and Malaysia to try to fight against its development.


Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Poulain

Professor Jean-Pierre Poulain is a sociologist and anthropologist at University of Toulouse, (France). His research focus on the changes of eating patterns and their links with health in the frame of CERTOP UMR-CNRS 5044. He currently holds the Chair of Food Studies, jointly created by the University of Toulouse and Taylor’s University; Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia) and co-directs the International Associated Laboratory (LIA-CNRS) “Food, Cultures and Health”. For the French National Food Council (CNA), he was co-author, with Professors Ambroise Martin (nutritionist) and Claude Ricour (pediatrician), of the report entitled "110 measures to fight against childhood obesity". For the French Ministry of Health, he has co-chair, with Professor Marcel Rufo (child psychiatrist) the working group on "Nutrition and body image".

Prof. Dr. Mohd Ismail Noor

Emeritus Professor Mohd Ismail Noor is a Nutritionist, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia where he served for 35 years (1976-2011). He had also worked as a contract Professor in UniSZA (2011-12), UiTM (2012-14) and Taylor’s University (2014-2019). His research interest includes energy requirements, energy balance, obesity, nutritional status of selected population groups including sports nutrition. He is the President, Malaysian Association for the study of Obesity (2019-2021) and Vice-President Nutrition Society of Malaysia (2018-2020). He is Fellow Academy Sciences Malaysia and Foreign Correspondent, French Academy of Medicine. He co-directs the International Associated Laboratory (LIA-CNRS) “Food, Cultures and Health”

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