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Pumpkins are actually a fruit not a vegetable.
Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free.
A cluster of bananas is called a hand;
a single banana is a finger.
Onion is Latin for large pearl.
Fresh fruit is a better snack than dried fruit.
The term “superfood” is a misnomer.
The stickers on apples can be eaten, too.
About 75% of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated.
A tablespoon of soy sauce can contain
up to 1,000 mg of sodium.
It is recommended that adults eat
less than 1,600 mg of sodium a day.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and unsalted nuts
are practically sodium-free.

Nutrition Events and Conferences

FIZZ Symposium – Taxing Sugary Drinks: An election issue

26 June 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

16th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals

26-29 June 2017, St Petersberg, Russia

New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Conference

4-6 July 2017, Nelson, New Zealand

International Symposium "Active Living and Environment: Towards a Healthier and More Sustainable Future"

28-30 August 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dietitians New Zealand National Meeting 'Innovate, Integrate & Inspire'

31 August-1 September 2017, Wellington, New Zealand

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition

15-20 October 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Ancestral Health Society of NZ, International Symposium 2017

20-22 October 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand

Post Graduate & Early Career Nutrition Conference

24 November 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition, incorporating the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand

26-29 November 2017, Adelaide, Australia

NZ College of Public Health Medicine EVENTS

Various dates and locations

Proceedings from Previous Conferences

Past Events

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ONLP Attendees

Jasmin Jackson

Jasmin Jackson

In October 2016 I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Oceania Nutrition Leadership Programme (ONLP) alongside 22 other early to mid-career nutritionists. The 10 day training stretched our boundaries, and enabled us to reflect on ourselves as developing nutrition leaders in our organisations, communities and countries.

The course was focused on leadership skills and styles that work best in the Oceania region. Participants practiced leadership and communication skills throughout the programme. This practical experience was important for development of new skills, trying new ways of leading and influencing, and to brainstorm ways to deal with real life situations in our workplaces and communities. Impacts of culture on leadership, influencing global policy, food systems and sustainability, big data, and cross-sector collaboration were other topics of focus.

Read more from Jasmin and others