SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

As a follow-up to the national series of labelling workshops, the Northern Branch is offering the following lecture on 7 September 2011at 3M in Woodmead Johannesburg.

Food science investigates the ideal consumer friendly food product logo
Speaker: Dr Nelia Steyn, Human Sciences Research Council

Dr Steyn's presentation will cover the development of the, "Choices", front-of-pack logo. This initiative, that emanated from the food industry, was driven by a group of respected international scientists, including Dr Steyn herself, that set out to create a nutrition logo system to help consumers make healthier food choices while stimulating the food industry into healthful innovation and reformulation. In developing the logo, international nutrient recommendations for the much debated and controversial items of concern, such as trans-fatty acids, saturated fatty acids, sodium, added sugars, energy and fibre were used as guidelines. Nelia Steyn is a Chief Research Specialist at the Centre for the Study of Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition (CSSEDN), Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI) of the Human Sciences Research Council. She holds a Master's in public health at the University of Cape Town, and obtained a PhD in community health from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a former interim director of the Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit at the Medical Research Council. Her areas of research interest include: food security, dietary methodology, public health nutrition and nutrition and chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and obesity. Her publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of more than 60 conference presentations and 90 articles and book chapters. Her most recent work, published in Public Health Nutrition, investigated the nutrition workforce in South Africa.

Date

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Venue

3M South Africa (Pty) Limited, Woodmead, Johannesburg - auditorium B, ground floor.
Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead
Telephone: 011 806 2000
Directions: see notes below.

Programme

Note: the evening starts 30 minutes later than usual

18:00 to 18:30: Arrival and refreshments
18:30 to 19:30: Welcome, presentation, questions and discussion
19:30 onwards dinner

Cost

R60-00 per person for dinner. (Includes VAT) Full time students R30-00
Attendance of the lecture only is free but booking is essential to gain access to the premises.

Booking

Please book through Irene Burke - not later than Friday 2 September.
Book by e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or
Fax: 086 698 4784 or
Tel: 012 349 2788

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees
  2. Company
  3. Tel:
  4. Fax:
  5. E-mail
  6. Number of people for lecture only:
  7. Number of people for dinner and lecture:
  8. Indicate whether vegetarian fare is required:

Payment method:

Cash only, on the day please.

Cancellation:

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Friday 2 September or preferably send someone in your place.

Anyone who registers for dinner and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.

Directions:

From Johannesburg International Airport

  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side
From Sandton (Katherine Street)

  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Sandton (Rivonia Road)

  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass MorningGlen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Pretoria

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road offramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side

Meeting organised by Owen Frisby (Tel/fax: 012-346 2091).
Notice circulated by Turners, the SAAFoST National Secretariat, Durban. (Tel: (031) 368 8000)