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How Dis-Chem customers changed their shopping behaviour during lockdown

Dis-Chem said online sales grew 344% from 1 March to 15 August. "Covid-19 has matured the e-commerce environment and consumer adaption by 3 to 5 years," the group said...

31 Aug 2020

Pandemic highlights the importance of dietetics

As diabetes emerges, worldwide, as a top co-morbidity of Covid-19, there's an increasing focus for many of us on our family eating habits and how we can make smart, sustainable improvements to support immunity and overall health through food...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 28 Jul 2020

Vitamins C, D, other nutrients vital to counter Covid - research

Vitamins C, D, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron and selenium may be essential for immunity - a vital weapon in the fight against Covid-19 - and deficiency of these may make it difficult for the immune system to defend the body, a new study has found...

Issued by Leap Communications 2 Jul 2020

Call for action to address malnutrition in all its forms

The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised the importance of food security and nutritional wellbeing for all South Africans and has exposed the vulnerability and weaknesses of our food systems. In view of this, we call on the government to address malnutrition in all its forms...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 17 Jun 2020

South Africa's superhero dietitians

As Covid-19 has spread across the world, we have seen dietitians at the frontlines of the health response supervising life-sustaining nutrition in hospitals and care homes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 1 Jun 2020

Debacle over child malnutrition rates belittles suffering

Recently, our country's leaders and medical representatives have publicly debated the effect of the lockdown on the malnutrition rates of our most vulnerable populations...

28 May 2020

If you've had it with food intolerance, raise a finger

A new test provides 222 reasons to test for food intolerances...

Issued by OptiWay 18 May 2020

Good nutrition, a priority during Covid-19

The global pandemic has stripped daily life down to the essentials, and we find ourselves under lockdown restrictions with our thoughts and actions around food set in a very different context to anything we have known before...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 29 Apr 2020

Gut Microbiome testing now available in South Africa

Viome and Next Biosciences take personalised health to new levels with South Africa's first Microbiome Gut Intelligence Test...

Issued by Viome 2 Apr 2020

New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

Nutrition trends for a new decade

If there's one thing that characterised the first decade of the 21st Century, it is the volume, velocity and variety of change in our lives. Now that we've entered into the 2020's that is something that surely won't change...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 27 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Healthy eating hacks for the holiday season

Silly season is upon us, and while we deserve the time out to relax and have fun, we also want to keep our healthy eating habits and goals on track...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 6 Dec 2019

What we found about bacteria that resist antibiotics in seafood

It's important to gain a deeper understanding about the various ways in which humans and animals have been exposed to antibiotics, and the rise in bacteria found in food that's resistant to the drugs...

By Olumide A Odeyemi 3 Dec 2019

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