Kai is Deputy Manager of the Nestlé Research Centre in Beijing, which conducts nutrition and health science research on healthy ageing in China. With expertise in dietary nutrition as well as nutrition anthropology, Kai Yu is leading research projects to study the unmet nutrition needs of China’s ageing population, and exploring how attitudes, beliefs and behaviours towards food impact nutrition and health. He has two master degrees, including a Master of Engineering in Food Technology from the South China Agriculture University, and a Master of Arts from School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Melbourne. He also has a PhD in Nutrition from the School of Public Health at Peking University.
According to the United Nations, China’s population is ageing more rapidly than that of almost any country in recent history, while suboptimal diets and malnutrition are the leading risk factor for ill health nationwide. In this presentation, Kai Yu discusses the role multi-national firms can play in creating credible solutions through research and product development. Kai Yu will address: