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: Confirmed Speakers

Leonie Matoe; Toi Tangata
Topic: Manaakitanga in Nutrition
Dr Ian Fergusson; Chief Scientist, Plant & Food Research
Topic: Food Sustainability
Dr Louise Manville; University of Otago
Topic: Food Costs
Associate Professor Winsome Parnell; University of Otago
Topic: Food Security
Topic: Child Poverty TBC
Heart Foundation
Topic: Pacific Islanders Health
Muriel Bell Lecture
Professor Elaine Rush, Auckland University of Technology
Niki Bezzant; Editor in chief, Healthy Life Media, Food & Nutrition writer, author and speaker‎
Topic: TBC
Dr Carol Wham; Massey University
Topic: Older person’s nutrition
Associate Professor Rachael Taylor; University of Otago
Topic: Children’s nutrition
Bronwyn King; Public Health Nutritionist
Topic: Appetite for Life
Professor Julia Rutlidge; University of Canterbury
Topic: Nutrition and Mental Health