World Salt Awareness Week Seminar
Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), the National Stroke Foundation and the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) proudly invite you a free seminar.
Date: Monday 26 March 2012
Time: 3.30 -6.30pm
Venue: Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street,Melbourne
Online registration: www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/cpanAbout the SpeakersProfessor Caryl Nowson (PhD, APD)
: holds the chair of Professor of Nutrition and Ageing, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University. Her research program spans more than 25 years with a key area being assessing the role of dietary minerals and electrolytes in the control of blood pressure. She has published widely and demonstrated the effectiveness for dietary interventions, particularly reduction of dietary sodium and increasing dietary potassium in community settings. She was the founding chairperson of AWASH (Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health) in 2005 and continues as a member of the secretariat.Dr Bruce Bolam
: FFPH, PhD, M PH, MSc(Psych), PGCE, BSc(Hons)- is Divisional Director of Prevention & Awareness at the National Stroke Foundation and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Population Health at Melbourne University. Bruce is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health and has led numerous public health initiatives for government and health services in Australia and the UK. Bruce is the 2012President of the Public Health Association of Australia (Victorian Branch). Dr Karen Campbell
: is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University. Her research has focused on describing the correlates of young children's eating behaviours, and subsequently on the trialingof family based interventions to support parents to promote their own and their child's nutrition and health. The assessment of 9 and 18 month old children's salt intakes within the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trail (InFANT) Program provides unique insights into the early adoption and trajectories of salt intakes in Australian children. Ms Carley Grimes
: is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian in the final year of completing her PhD titled, "Dietary salt intake in Australian children". Throughout her PhD Carley has used national nutrition data from Australia and the US, to explore the association between salt, sugar - sweetened beverage consumption and obesity risk in children and adolescents.To obtain an accurate measure of salt intake, she has collected 24 hr urine collections in 260 primary school aged children. Carley is interested in developing strategies to lower salt intake and improve the diets of Australian children. Mr Paul Jeffery
: commenced a PhD in mid-2010 with the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University. He is responsible for coordinating a study to assess salt intake in 600 Victorian adults. The primary aims for his PhD are to investigate the salt consumption of Victorian adults and to validate more efficient methods of measuring salt intake in large population groups. The assessment of salt intake study and his scholarship are sponsored by an NHMRC Partnership Project based in Sydney. Dr Roger Bektash
: is Director, Scientific Affairs for Mars Asia - Pacific's operations in Australia and Asia. He is responsible for regulatory and scientific affairs and policy development in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on health and nutrition, food labeling, and safety and sustainability. Dr Bektash is currently the deputy Chair of the Australian Food and Grocery Council'sHealth, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs committee which has coordinated the industry's response to category salt reduction through the Department of Health and Ageing's Food and Health Dialogue.About World Salt Awareness Week
Did you know that worldwide 3 million women and 2.5 million men die from stroke every year? And stroke is the second largest cause of death in Australia. Salt is the major factor that raises blood pressure and high blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke. That's why this year World Salt Awareness Week 2012 (26th March - 1st April) will focus on salt reduction and the prevention of stroke.