Dr. Rizal DamanikAssistant Professor
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Dr. Rizal Damanik is currently working as Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the Department of Community Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Bogor, Indonesia. He completed his Bachelor degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, IPB Bogor, then he received scholarship to complete his post graduate programs, Master of Reproductive Sciences, and PhD in nutrition at Monash University Melbourne Australia. Professor Damanik was also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia and a Honorary Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Nutrition Centre, Monash Asia Intitute, Monash University. His scientific interests include the Nutrition for Pregnant and Lactating Women, Nutraceutical and Traditional Foods. He has until now continued to carry out further research and collaborate to improve other dosage forms to facilitate breast-feeding mothers to consume the leaves of Torbangun (Coleus amboinicus Lour) so that the nutritional requirement of breastfeeding mothers and infants can be optimally achieved through a sufficient supply of high-quality breast milk.