CBN Committee Members

Jinan Banna is Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii. She is a registered dietitian, and completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her research interest is in obesity prevention and developing tools to assess dietary intake, particularly in Spanish-speaking populations. In addition, her work focuses on aspects of sustainable food systems, such as food waste reduction. Dr. Banna teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels such as Community Nutrition, Concepts in Nutrition Education, and Advanced Child and Adolescent Nutrition. She recently completed an assignment as a Fulbright Specialist at the Universidad VERITAS in Costa Rica.

Cindy Sit is Associate Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research areas include investigations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and assessment of the impact of physical activity interventions on motor skills and psychosocial outcomes of children with and without disabilities. She is a fellow of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) and the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS). As a registered social worker, Cindy is adept at integrating sports science principles with social work philosophy to help children develop their well-being through physical activity.