Links to other organisations
Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)
ADSA is the professional organisation for Registered Dietitians. There are eleven branches that provide dietitians with the opportunity to meet and network with other professionals in their provinces. ADSA assists in the development of the dietetic profession through its comprehensive Continuing Professional Development System (CPD). The association is working towards achieving optimal nutrition for all South Africans.
ADSA’s vision is to : “Represent and develop the dietetic profession to contribute towards achieving optimal nutrition for all South Africans”
National Nutrition Week (NNW)
Due to South Africa’s rising obesity epidemic the government launched NNW, an initiative run by the Department of Health during October each year. It focuses on raising awareness of the importance of portion control.
Statistics show that increasing numbers of South Africans are overweight or obese, with the problem at its worst among adult women and pre-school children. ‘Eat less – choose your portion with caution!’ was the central message for NNW during 2013.
National Nutrition Week combines practical tools, such as the South African Guidelines for Healthy Eating and the Food Guide, and is intended to send a strong public message and give people essential information in accessible and user-friendly formats to help them make long-lasting diet and lifestyle changes.
National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA)
Osteoporosis is a lifestyle disease and prevention is the best cure. No state funding is provided for the vital preventative work which NOFSA is performing. The foundation therefore depends on the generosity of support from the private and corporate sectors to make a noise and to educate.
Our vision is to “Improve the quality of life for those suffering with osteoporosis, by making the diagnostic tools available. To allow everyone suffering with osteoporosis access to medications that will prevent their first fractures. To support the research about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, thereby preventing or lessening the serious socio-economic impact of this disease in South Africa”
Dairy Standards Agency (DSA)
The primary objective of the DSA is the promotion of the compliance of milk and other dairy products with product composition, food safety and metrology standards. The DSA serves as an objective organisation which acts strictly according to scientific information and functions independent of commercial interests that may affect the organisation’s actions.
The DSA promotes compliance with standards relating to milk and other dairy products, this remains a demanding and multi-dimensional task.
South African Society of Dairy Technology (SASDT)
The SASDT is an active society whose primary objective is to promote and encourage technological and scientific advancement amongst our members who are key role players in our national dairy industry. Through our annual national symposium along with regular regional meetings held by each division, we successfully communicate new trends and updates on technical issues of benefit to our local dairy industry.
The goals of the SASDT are:
To promote and encourage technological and scientific advancement in the Dairy Industry by:
- the dissemination and application of knowledge,
- and the provision of opportunities for
- discussion, co-operation, education, training and research.
The E-classroom website was created for educators and parents to access support material to use in the classroom and at home. . It provides excellent quality printable resources which can be downloaded for free for beneficiaries in South Africa.
All the material, including worksheets are aligned to the news CAPS curriculum and developed for the subject matters of: Mathematics, English, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Life Skills and Creative Arts. The education content is developed by teachers who are dedicated to making a difference in education. Free worksheets offer great opportunities for learners to practice key skills, and are easy to use.
This initiative is open to all primary schools in South Africa and internationally as: “We believe that every child has a right to education”
International Dairy Federation (IDF)
The IDF represents the global dairy sector and ensures the best scientific expertise is used to support high quality milk and nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products.
Our vision is simply that : “Everybody can derive well-being from high quality milk”
We are committed to furthering current knowledge on a wide range of issues, including environment and sustainable development, health and nutrition, methods of analysis, farm management, animal health and welfare, dairy science and technology, food hygiene and safety, food standards, dairy policies and economics, and marketing.
Global Dairy Platform
Global Dairy Platform leads the development of a collaborative, unified approach on common industry issues and the nurturing of innovative research so that consumers value milk and dairy products as naturally nutritious, enjoyable and an essential part of a healthy diet. Our membership of CEOs, executives and researchers from corporations, communication and scientific bodies work in partnership to align and support the dairy industry in the promotion of sustainable dairy nutrition.
Their Mission is: “To align and support the dairy industry to promote sustainable dairy nutrition”