Children need the right foods at the right time to grow and develop to their full potential.
The most critical time for good nutrition is during the 1,000-day period from pregnancy until a child’s second birthday.
Poor diets in early childhood can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins and nutrients – such as vitamin A deficiency,
which weakens children’s immunity, increases their risk of blindness and can lead to death from common childhood diseases.
Meeting children’s nutrient needs in early life can be challenging, and many parents face barriers to securing enough nutritious, safe, affordable and age-appropriate food for their children.
Dr Yong Junina Fadzil BSc ( Med.Sci )
Dr Yong Junina is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist with her own practice in Mutiara damansara, Malaysia. She also has a special interest in developmental paediatrics, and conducts assessments for children with developmental delay. She graduated with an Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the university of Glasgow. Obtained her Masters in Paediatrics in 1998.
She is on the panel of expert for IMFED (identification and Management of Feeding difficulties), Immunise for life, and Basmi jangkitan kuman. She has appeared on numerous tv and radio shows as well as in print media.
Diana Newman BHSc Nutr Med, MNutr
Diana is a registered nutritionist with close to 10 years’ experience in the industry working as a clinical nutritionist. She completed her undergraduate in Nutritional Medicine, followed by a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition through Deakin University and is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and Nutrition Society Australia (NSA).
Diana’s area of clinical expertise lies in digestive disorders, cardio metabolic conditions, fertility, pregnancy and infant nutrition. Diana is also a mum to 2 year old identical twin girls, and has spent recent years completing additional training in fertility and pregnancy nutrition through Monash University and Well College Global.
Host : Eric Chin
Mr Eric Chin is a pharmacist and an passionate entrepreneur in baby health and nutrition. He graduated with an Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) from International Medical University, Malaysia and Master in Business Administration from Putra Business School,Malaysia. He served as a pharmacist in various fields in the government and private sectors including University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (PPUKM), KPJ Specialist Hospital and has also served in a private community pharmacy. He is active in advocating early childhood nutrition and has given talks to parents groups. He has also appeared on radio shows.