Four Malaysian personalities are new One Goal Malaysia ambassadors signed on to spread the message of nutrition for every child.

"It is important that children get enough nutrients to grow. Too little and the child can be stunted, too much and the child can be obese.   The right balance of proper food and exercise is important." - Dollah Salleh - Malaysia’s national football team coach

"Before I joined this campaign, I thought that a malnourished child is one who is starving and underweight.  Actually, it is more than that. It's also about lacking the essential vitamins and minerals as well." - Roshan Narayan - Astro SuperSports TV Presenter

"Every child has the right to the best possible health.  It is sad to think of a child being unable to develop normally. We all have a responsibility to ensure that all the children have access to nutritious food and a healthy life." -Deborah Henry - Human rights advocate and former Miss Malaysia

"As a coach, I make sure that our young players eat right and train regularly. Getting children into the habit of exercising and being active gives them a better and healthier future." - Datuk Ong Kim Swee - Under-23 football team coach

Child malnutrition in Malaysia

  • 12.9% of Malaysia’s children below 5 years old are underweight; 17.2% are stunted. (2006 National Health and Morbidity Survey)
  • 12.3% of Malaysia's 10-14 year old children and 16.7% of 15-17 year old children as underweight. (2011 National Health and Morbidity Survey)
  • One out of two Malaysians is either overweight or obese. Childhood obesity can lead to medical complications such as diabetes and heart failure. (2011 National Health and Morbidity Survey)

Read the media release: Supporting One Goal: Malaysian personalities call for an end to child malnutrition