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 Society Conference 2016: Programme

Thursday 8th December 2016

7.00 -8.30am
Registration & Coffee
8.30am -8.45am
Manaakitanga in Nutrition
Leonie Matoe, Whanganui, Auckland NZ
Food loss, food security, and should we be worried?
Dr Ian Fergusson, Chief Scientist, Ministry for Primary Industries
10.15 -10.45am
Morning tea and posters
10.45 - 11.30am
Food Costs
Dr Louise Mainvil, Department of Nutrition, University of Otago, New Zealand
11.30- 12.15pm
Food Insecurity in NZ: Causes, Consequences and Cures.
Associate Professor Winsome Parnell, Department of Nutrition, University of Otago, New Zealand
12.15 – 12.45pm
Why don't they just grow their own vegetables? - the role of poverty in nutrition in Aotearoa/ New Zealand
Christina McKerchar, Department of Population Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
12.45- 2.00pm
Lunch and Posters
Forum over lunch for Registered Nutritionists
2.00 – 2.15pm
How do I grow? A health and wellbeing programme for children in early childhood care.
Dr Karen Munday (Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, NZ)
Paying the price for convenience - comparing the cost of takeaway meals with their healthy home counterparts
Sally MacKay (University of Auckland, NZ)
2.20 – 2.35pm
The association between sleep timing with lifestyle factors in school aged children: a cross sectional study
Harriet Harrex (University of Otago, NZ)
The effect of a nutrient supplement on vitamin D serum concentrations in healthy people
Bobbi Laing (University of Auckland, NZ)
2.40 – 2.55pm
Salty and Sweet - where is the food industry at with improving the foods our children eat?
D Monro (Heart Foundation, NZ)
The effect of regular activity breaks on appetite: secondary analysis of the ABPA study
Gabrielle Smith (University of Otago, NZ)
3.00 – 3.15pm
The effects of sensory issues on mealtime behaviours and food and nutrient intake in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nicole Taylor (Massey University, Auckland, NZ)
Totara House Healthy Eating Study> The feasibility of adapting the Senior Chef programme for patients in a mental health setting.
Aimee Borich (University of Otago, NZ)
3.20 – 3.35pm
SouthSci - participatory science platform, South Auckland Pilot: supporting a teacher and student led school nutrition project to showcase the value of nutrition science skills to South Auckland students
Courtney Higginson (Massey University, Auckland, NZ)
Exploring the dietary intake of New Zealand European Women with different body composition profiles
Dr Rozanne Kruger (Massey University, Auckland, NZ)
3.35 – 3.45pm
NZ Potatoes
3.45 – 4.15pm
Afternoon tea and posters sponsored by NZ Potatoes
4.15 – 4.45pm
Food, Culture and Health - Pacific perspective
Soana Muimuiheata, Dietitian Consultant, ProCare Health Ltd.
5.15 – 6.15pm
Evolution not Revolution: Nutrition and Obesity

Professor Elaine Rush, Auckland University of Technology
7 – 10pm
Conference Dinner
The Curators House, Christchurch -

Friday 9th December 2016

8.30 – 9.15am
Niki Bezzant, Food Writer and Editor-in chief Healthy Food Guide
9.30 - 10.15am
Meeting the Diverse Nutritional Needs of Older Adults
Dr Carol Wham, Senior Lecturer, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
10.15- 11.00am
Early life approaches to obesity prevention - what is working?
Associate Professor Rachael Taylor, Dunedin School of Medicine, New Zealand
11.00 -11.15am
Morning tea
11.15 – 12.00
What if nutrition and nutrients could treat mental illness? The evidence to date.
Professor Julia Rucklidge, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
12.00 – 12.45pm
Food talks – better than we can!
Bronwen King, Programme Manager, Appetite for Life at Partnership Health Canterbury PHO, New Zealand
12.45 – 2.00pm
Lunch incorporating the Nutrition Society AGM (1pm) for NZSOC members
2.00 – 2.15pm
The breastmilk composition of different ethnicities of women living in NZ
Dr Chrissie Butts (Plant & Food Research, Palmerston North, NZ)
Estimating free sugars intake in New Zealand
Dr Lisa Te Morenga (University of Otago)
2.20 – 2.35pm
Body-composition assessment using air displacement plethysmorgraphy in health term infants
Bani Ichpuniani (Massey University, Auckland, NZ)
Fat sensation: are fat, taste and olfaction sensitivity linked with eating behaviour?
Sophie Kindleysides (Massey University, Auckland, NZ)
2.40 – 2.55pm
A randomised cross over trial to examine the effect of kiwifruit on protein digestion in healthy adult males
Dr Alison Wallace (Plant & Food Research, Lincoln, NZ)
Effect of rice cooking methods on post prandial glycaemic response, satiety and palatability and chewed particle size distribution.
Louise Lu (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)
3.00 – 3.15pm
Prediction equations overestimate the energy requirements of obesity susceptible individuals
Rebecca Cooke (University of Otago, NZ)
Cereal bran inclusion in Chinese steamed bread; potential reduction in glycaemic response and effects on dough quality
Wenjun Liu (Lincoln University, NZ)
3.20 – 3.35pm
Developing a methodology to assess the cost and affordability of a healthy diet versus the current diet for Pacific people in New Zealand
Tina Buck (University of Auckland, NZ)
Quality characteristics and sensory evaluation of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.) grown under drought stress in a greenhouse.
Warin Klunkin (Lincoln University, NZ)
3.35 – 4.00pm
Afternoon tea
4.00 - 4.15pm
Summing up/awards
Conference Close