Words from president

Dear Esteemed Members of the Hong Kong Nutrition Association,

I am deeply honored and humbled to address you as the President of our esteemed association. It is with great enthusiasm and a profound sense of responsibility that I step into this role, knowing the crucial significance of nutrition in shaping the health and well-being of our community.

The Hong Kong Nutrition Association stands as a beacon of knowledge, research, and advocacy in the field of nutrition. Our mission is multifaceted, ranging from promoting scientific understanding to fostering public awareness and influencing policy decisions. As we embark on this journey together, I am committed to upholding and furthering these principles.

One of the primary goals during my tenure is to strengthen our association’s ties with the broader community. We will strive to engage not only with nutrition professionals but also with individuals, families, educators, policymakers, and industries. Collaboration and open dialogue will be pivotal in amplifying our impact and spreading the message of holistic health through nutrition.

Education lies at the heart of our endeavors. We aim to enhance nutritional literacy across all age groups, from school curriculums to continuous education for professionals. By empowering individuals with knowledge about healthy eating habits, we can empower them to make informed choices that positively impact their lives.

Research and innovation are key pillars of our association. We will continue to support and encourage groundbreaking research that advances our understanding of nutrition’s intricate role in human health. Through grants, scholarships, and partnerships, we aspire to foster an environment where innovative ideas flourish, leading to transformative discoveries.

Advocacy forms the cornerstone of effecting change. We will actively engage with policymakers, advocating for evidence-based policies that prioritize public health. Our voices will be heard in discussions concerning nutrition labeling, food accessibility, sustainability, and other critical areas that intersect with our mission.

Furthermore, inclusivity and diversity will be at the forefront of our initiatives. We recognize the importance of embracing diverse perspectives and experiences within the nutrition landscape. By celebrating our differences and promoting equity, we can better address the unique nutritional needs of our diverse population.

I am committed to transparency, collaboration, and the highest standards of ethical conduct. Your input, feedback, and active participation will be invaluable in guiding our association towards greater achievements.

In closing, I extend my deepest gratitude to the dedicated members, volunteers, and supporters whose unwavering commitment has shaped the Hong Kong Nutrition Association into what it is today. Together, let us chart a path that not only elevates our association but also elevates the health and well-being of the entire community.

With warm regards,

Dr Terry TING Ho-yan

President, Hong Kong Nutrition Association