News and Bursary Opportunities South Africa: National Science and Technology Forum

The latest newsletter of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) of South Africa is available. The May 2021 edition features opportunities including the Inqola FEED (Food Equity, Equality & Democracy) Innovation Prize. The I Prize seeks to highlight internet-based ideas and solutions that have the potential to create meaningful impact on the food system in South Africa.


The 2022-2023 Fulbright Foreign Student Program is still open for applications. Fulbright is a competitive scholarship program that offers South African citizens and permanent residents the opportunity to complete a Master’s or Doctoral degree at any accredited tertiary institution in the United States.

Health and Nutrition news includes the study by WITS University into the sales of sugar sweetened beverages decline after SA introduces Health Promotion Levy.

About NSTF
The NSTF, established in 1995, is a broadly-representative stakeholder body for all science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation organisations in South Africa, which seeks to influence policy formulation and delivery. For more information about any of these articles and more, their May 2021 newsletter is available here: Newsletters (nstf.org.za)

Nutrition and Aging: New Training Course from Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición (FINUT) 

FINUT has created a new course addressing nutrition, aging, and disease in older adults. The course is delivered in Spanish and is aimed at both early career nutritionists and professionals in Geriatrics wishing to gain nutrition training.

Together with the University of Antioquia (Colombia), which enjoys prestige in the area of public health research, FINUT have built this course in which the student will acquire knowledge about the process of nutrition and diseases in older adults, as well as aging and nutrition. :

 – Web for information and registration: https://www.finut.org/curso-nutricion_envejecimiento/

  • Tutors with degrees of professors and doctors, researchers, and experts knowledgeable in each topic.
  • Who is this course for?
  • Spanish speakers
  • Professionals in the field of Geriatrics who wish to be trained in Food and Nutrition. Graduates, graduates, and students of third year or more in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Chemistry, Physical Activity, and Sports Sciences, as well as graduates related to Biomedical and Health Sciences.

  • Price (includes certificate). Possibility to pay in 2 installments
    • Standard fee: 402,50 Euros
    • FINUT students or UdeA graduates: 362,25 Euros. Includes students who did undergraduate studies at UdeA or were students of some of FINUT’s online courses.
    • Fee for members of entities with an agreement with Udea or FINUT: 350 Euros.
    • Fee for students: 322 Euros.
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Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism – IUNS News

The IUNS and one of our long-standing collaborative partners, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have recently enhanced the scope of our collaboration. Cornelia Loechl, Head of the Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Section of IAEA and IUNS Secretary General, Catherine Geissler co-authored a report on these discussions for the IUNS News featured in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, April 2020 edition (Ann Nutr Metab 2020;76:441–442), available now on the Annals website.

Schoolgirl in Haiti receiving WFP meal. Photo: WFP/Antoine Vallas

School Feeding Coalition Formation: A Game Changing Effort

The number of children living in households that are struggling to put food on the table has doubled during the pandemic, approximately “38 million children were acutely hungry in 2019 and the pandemic could push this further… taking the total to 74 million”. Under the coordination of UN Nutrition, a coalition on school feeding is being formed in 2021 to address these challenges, in the context of the Food Systems Summit and key education sector discussions such as the Global Education Forum, Global Education Summit.

The IUNS International Malnutrition Task Force has been actively involved the early stages of the formation of this coalition. An update is available to provide information on the evolution of the coalition formation and provides information for those interested in joining the coalition.

Date Changes 22nd IUNS-ICN 2022, TOKYO

Important dates have been updated!


Due to the postponement to December 6-11, 2022, the important dates have been changed as follows.
Abstract Submission: November 12, 2021 – March 18, 2022
Abstract Acceptance: Notice June 10, 2022
Presenter Registration: Deadline July 15, 2022

Registration
Early Bird June 6, 2022 – August 4, 2022
Regular August 5, 2022 – October 20, 2022
Late October 21, 2022 – November 21, 2022
Onsite December 6, 2022 – December 11, 2022


The website and Facebook addresses have been changed as follows, and the official Twitter page has opened.
HP https://icn22.org/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/22ndICNTokyoJapan
Twitter https://twitter.com/icn2021

Nutrition and Cancer TF- Virtual Dialogues Series Starts April 12th 2021

ICONIC (International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer), the IUNS Task Force, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a series of Virtual Dialogues over the next year in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to address key questions in nutrition and cancer through online expert presentations and panel discussions.

The first Special Focus Dialogue takes place on April 12th 2021, on the topic “Nutrition and cancer in children, teens and young adults: current understanding and future opportunities”.

The event will provide a chance to connect, exchange knowledge in this area, access expert insights, and identify research priorities moving forward. There are plans to host further dialogues later in the year.

More information and registration details are available here. Regular updates on all the Dialogues will be on Twitter (@iuns_iconic).

World Obesity Day 2021 March 4th

March 4th is World Obesity Day 2021. A day is dedicated to addressing the global obesity epidemic. An opportunity for every body to work together for happier, healthier and longer lives for everybody.

The new World Obesity Day website has now launched, and more information about World Obesity Day and the campaign can be found here.

Grant Opportunity for early career researchers of sustainable foods systems and diets

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is offering a 2-year fellowship grant for early career researchers committed to promoting sustainable foods systems and diets.
The grant will support a postdoctoral researcher to carry out a project at a university or research centre in Spain. Nominations for the fellowship are open until 5th March 2021 (14hr UTC+1).

For more information on the Daniel Carasso Research Fellowship Grant please download the information sheet attached.