Assistant Professor Anadi Nitithamyong is Senior Advisor at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU), Thailand where she served as the Deputy Director for Education and Special Affairs from 2008 to 2011 and Deputy Director for Policy and Planning from 2015 to 2016. Her research interest and experience involves food processing and product development for nutritional and functional purposes particularly dietary fiber related areas. Currently she is the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) and a member of the Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT). She is also a member of the Scientific Advisors of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), Southeast Asia Region and is Coordinator for ILSI Thailand Country Committee. Dr. Nitithamyong received her PhD in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
With a susceptibility driven by its population’s unique phenotype, the onslaught of obesity – and the metabolic diseases that arise from it – will hit Asia hard in the next decade. How prepared are we? Is industry, government or the medical profession best placed to lead the fight back? And is this a war we can win? Our panel of experts will survey the battlefield and consider whether reformulation, product development or education is the strongest weapon in our armoury.