A function defined on an interval is *strongly convex* if it has positive definite second derivative. A function on an affine manifold is *strongly convex*
if its restriction to each line is. An *affine manifold* is given by charts whose transitions functions are affine. I have proved the following, but would be grateful if someone could provide a reference.

Suppose $M$ is a connected affine manifold and $f:M\longrightarrow {\mathbb R}$ is a convex function, which is strictly convex at some point. Given $\epsilon>0$ there is $g:M\longrightarrow {\mathbb R},$ which is smooth, strongly convex and satisfies $|f-g|<\epsilon$.