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ILSI SA workshop to address vexing consumer health-dietary issues in SA

ILSI SA is holding a one-day workshop on “Are South African Consumers Moving Towards Healthy Eating?” – a follow-on event to the SAAFoST Congress in Cape Town in early September.

ILSI SA continues to provide a scientific platform to discuss the role that food and nutrition science can play in the prevention of NCDs in South Africa.

Exciting topics and speakers are lined up as well as a panel discussion on addressing the challenges, including but not limited to, low dietary diversity, transition in eating patterns and micronutrient deficiencies.

Date: 07 September 2017 (day after SAAFoST Congress)
Place: Marriott, Crystal Towers, Cape Town Click for hotel booking form
Registration fee: R1710 (including VAT) Click for registration form
CEU points: 5

Speakers:
Major scoop! Dr John O’Brien from Nestle Switzerland, who also serves on the ILSI Europe Board, will be speaking at the workshop.

Topic (final title to be confirmed): Megatrends and Consumers.
Dr John O’Brien Nestle, Switzerland

Dietary changes over 20 years in black South African women: Examining the nutrition transition.
Dr Christine Taljaard, Post-doctoral fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North West University, South Africa

The Global Health Report – The South African food basket: observed trends over the last decades.
Ailsa Wingfield, Marketing and Communications Director for South Africa, AC Nielsen

The Role of Food Science in the South African Food Supply.
Nigel Sunley, Sunley Consulting, South Africa

The South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Dr Whadi-ah Parker, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Assessment of the Dietary Intake of Schoolchildren in South Africa: 15 Years after the First National Study.
Prof Nelia Steyn, Senior Lecturer, Division of Human Nutrition, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Consumer Understanding and Acceptance of Healthier Food Choices.
Prof Elizabeth Kempen, HEAD: College Office for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UNISA, South Africa

These talks will be followed by a panel discussion.

Read more about ILSI South Africa here…

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