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IMU & NESTLÉ Collaborate on Research & Development in Nutrition and Dietetics

05 May 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 5 May 2016 – International Medical University (IMU) has marked another milestone through its Partnership With Industry (PWI) programme, this time in the field of nutrition and dietetics. On 4 May 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IMU and Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad to seal the mutually-beneficial collaboration. The signing of the MOU sets in place a partnership between IMU and Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad to further research and product development and enrich IMU’s academic curriculum with industry input. This collaboration will also provide IMU students with further opportunities to gain industry expertise, know-how and work environment exposure through internship placement, attachments and study-visits. Group Photo Signing the MOU on behalf of IMU was Dr Mei Ling Young, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of International and Engagement while Rosalyn Simba, Business Executive Manager, Foods Division & Jasmmine Wong, Country Business Manager, NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL Malaysia and Singapore represented Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad. Witnessing the ceremony’s proceedings was Prof Winnie Chee, Dean of School of Health Sciences, IMU and Corporate Wellness Manager, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, Cher Siew Wei. Prof Winnie Chee_Dean of School of Health Sciences_International Medical University (IMU) The collaboration between IMU and Nestlé also saw participation from Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad Corporate Executive Chef & Training Manager, Chef Muluk of MAGGI® with IMU students. Chef Muluk reviewed and verified the recipes developed by the students, which incorporated healthy eating principles in accordance with the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines and Malaysian Food Pyramid. Corporate Chef for NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL, Chef Nicholas Pang also lent his expertise to IMU through the development of a programme on the principles of food preparation. Through this programme, Chef Nicholas will demonstrate the importance of understanding the various types of meat and poultry, as well as the science of food ingredients and basic handling and preparations of the meat and poultry to the students. The day before the MOU signing saw the pre-testing phase of Chef Muluk’s recipe development class. It involved actual preparations and cooking of the pre-planned recipes by the students and final evaluation by Chef Muluk and two other assessors. Based on the evaluations and feedbacks, the students will adjust and further fine-tune their recipes. The culmination of the Nutrition & Dietetics students’ hard work from the recipe development activity will take place from 1 to 3 June. They will not only prepare and cook their final recipes but also pack and sell them. Pre-sales and promotional announcements and activities will be organised by the students prior to these dates.

“Truly, this MOU marks a significant boost for students of nutrition and dietetics at IMU. Dietitians play an important role in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment of human illness and rehabilitation therapy. They are trained in food service, community dietetics and clinical dietetics. Our curriculum equips the graduates to function as a competent dietitian, one with great innovation, imagination and insights,” said Prof Winnie Chee, Dean of School of Health Sciences, IMU.

Ms Rosalyn Simba _Business Executive Manager for Foods Division_Nestle Malaysia “As the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, we are honoured to have this opportunity to collaborate with IMU and lend our expertise to hone the future experts in healthcare, and food and beverage industry. We hope that this will be a continuation of a fruitful partnership with IMU,” commented Rosalyn Simba, Business Executive Manager, Foods Division, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad. About Nestlé Malaysia Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and a leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, is headquartered in Switzerland. Since 1866, Nestlé has been committed to providing high quality, tasty, safe and nutritious products to our consumers, in line with our promise of Good Food, Good Life. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products, as well as our commitment to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. At Nestlé, our consumers are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to delight our consumers by offering the best quality products; staying true to our Swiss roots while maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit or our Facebook page at About International Medical University International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with over 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU is part of IMU Health, a subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH) a leading international provider of premium healthcare services. For more information  on IMU, please visit

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