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Illinois Soybean Association to Participate in Global Child Nutrition Forum in South Africa
Date:5/4/2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is proud to attend the 11th Annual Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) in Cape Town, South Africa on May 5th and 6th. Only a select group of people from around the world will be participating in the invitation-only event. Two members of the ISA Board of Directors - CW Gaffner and Pat Dumoulin - will represent Illinois farmers and the soybean checkoff.

An Exciting Opportunity

According to Lyle Roberts, ISA's Chief Executive Officer, the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) has worked in Africa for almost a decade, helping to spearhead many projects to create a sustainable nutrition solution for school lunch programs and at-risk populations (those suffering from HIV/AIDS and other devastating diseases). WISHH, a program of the American Soybean Association, brings the benefits of U.S. soy protein to developing countries to improve overall nutrition. The ISA was a major player in the creation of WISHH. Roberts himself had a key role in its formation and is currently an ex-officio member of the WISHH Committee, while Pat Dumoulin serves as treasurer.

"The Global Child Nutrition Forum will highlight two key programs that can make a difference in world hunger/nutrition: school lunch feeding programs and a mining worker project in Africa," Roberts said. "We have used soy-enriched products for schools and at-risk communities and have witnessed higher productivity and improved nutrition as a result. This forum will give us an opportunity to share what we've done and to train others who desire similar outcomes in the countries in which they work." He added that key representatives from all over the world will attend, which will help to spread the message in a tight-knit environment that will have an impact around the world.

About the Global Child Nutrition Forum

The GCNF is based in the United States and is a 501 (c) (3) international foundation dedicated to helping countries develop and operate sustainable school feeding programs. Their mission is to expand opportunities for the world's children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their potential. The GCNF is partnering with Joint Aid Management to host this year's forum in Cape Town: "A Catalyst for Development: Linking Sustainable School Feeding and Local Farm Production."

In addition to ISA, other organizations to be represented are: Global Child Nutrition Foundation, Joint Aid Management, WISHH, Akshaya Patra Foundation in India, National Soybean Research Laboratory, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN World Food Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, National Fund for Education Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Invitees include 30 delegates from African, Latin American and South Asian Countries.

About the Illinois Soybean Association

The statewide organization for Illinois soybean growers, the ISA uses checkoff funds to support research, promotions and educational programs designed to increase demand for Illinois soybeans. For more information on the ISA or the GCNF Forum, please visit www.ilsoy.org or call 309-663-7692.


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