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Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impact
Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impactArticle

The main objective of CSI should be to implement meaningful programmes that have a positive, sustainable and measurable impact on communities...

21 Apr 2021

Christel House opens admissions for first ever Gr RR class
Christel House opens admissions for first ever Gr RR classArticle

Admissions for the July 2021 intake of Grade RR students are officially open at Christel House South Africa, a non-profit no-fee school based in Ottery, Cape Town...

10 Mar 2021

Children are eating too much poor nutrient quality food and too little of good nutrient quality food. Shutterstock
South Africa needs to change direction on maternal health to solve child malnutritionArticle

When we think about nurturing healthy children, we need to adopt a life course approach to maternal nutrition. In other words, a women's health for the benefit of herself and her child must be prioritised early in life...

Chantell Witten & Shane Norris 9 Mar 2021

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 response
Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic's economic impact adds to existing challenges...

Jules Siedenburg and John Paul Cauchi 26 Jan 2021

Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?
Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?Article

We need to consider all historical factors if we want to provide safe and secure food for future generations...

Dr Peter Oberem 27 Jul 2020

Call for action to address malnutrition in all its forms
Call for action to address malnutrition in all its formsArticle

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

Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food system
Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food systemArticle

It's time to redesign food systems that deliver healthy foods, allow farming families to make a good living, and support thriving societies...

Kai Mausch, Michael Hauser, Todd Rosenstock and Wanjiku Gichohi-Wainaina 12 Jun 2020

#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturers
#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturersArticle

To feed the world in a new era of awareness and to sustain their own future, manufacturers need to change their mindsets...

Roy Henderson 28 Apr 2020

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How nutrition education can make a difference to people with HIV in NigeriaArticle

HIV and Aids are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from Aids-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa.

Temitope Kayode Bello 20 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative
Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiativeArticle

Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative. The project is backed by 10 of the world's largest food retailers and manufacturers...

18 Dec 2019

Children who experience multiple forms of malnutrition are at the greatest risk of early death. JLwarehouse/Shutterstock
Millions of malnourished children in West and Central Africa have been overlooked by UN estimates - new dataArticle

Four years ago the United Nations (UN) members states created a list of international development targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals....

Marco Pomati & Shailen Nandy 15 Nov 2019

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British Airways, mothers2mothers team up to give SA's children a flying startArticle

Every child deserves a flying start in life. But in South Africa, health challenges such as exposure to HIV, poor nutrition, and a lack of parental education can easily block a successful take-off for infants and toddlers...

1 Nov 2019

How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformation
How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformationArticle

The DAFF recently published amended regulations for Act 36 of 1947 for comment. Should these amendments be enacted, the impact on food security and the sustainability of the entire livestock value chain, especially small-scale stockholders, will be severely impacted...

Peter Oberem 23 May 2019

Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide
Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicideArticle

Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed control in urban areas and home gardens.

Sue Nicolson 3 Dec 2018

Policies needed for food security and nutrition
Policies needed for food security and nutritionArticle

World Food Day provided a useful opportunity to reflect on the state of food and nutrition in South Africa. Unfortunately, there is much cause for alarm...

David Neves 22 Oct 2018

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Thousands of us die from these illnesses each day. Will it ever end?Article

Recently, the United Nations held its first-ever high-level meeting]on TB...

Yogan Pillay 11 Oct 2018

New tactics needed to eliminate TB
New tactics needed to eliminate TBArticle

A better health system, access to affordable drugs, more investment in research and innovation are needed to stop the Tuberculosis epidemic, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

27 Sep 2018

Nutrition at the centre of sustainable corporate wellness
Nutrition at the centre of sustainable corporate wellnessArticle

We're the master of our own universe at home - we are able to muster up great salads and fresh food inspired dishes; take yoga classes, mountain bike, meditate and walk the dog. But what happens when we go to work?...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 3 Jul 2018

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Honeybees hog the limelight, yet wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinatorsArticle

A broad library of evidence suggests there has been a widespread decline in their abundance and diversity since the 1950s. This matters because such insects are critical both for the reproduction of wild plants and for agricultural food production...

Philip Donkersley 16 Apr 2018

Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infants
Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infantsArticle

The management of cow's milk allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

Issued by Cipla 26 Jan 2018

Three crucial things to manage cow's milk allergy in infants
Three crucial things to manage cow's milk allergy in infantsArticle

Parents need to monitor infants who suffer from cow's milk allergy constantly. The management of this allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

24 Jan 2018

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hungerArticle

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

Africa has focused on tackling undernutrition caused by low calorie diets. IFPRI
Seven African countries show how the battle against malnutrition can be wonArticle

A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition... Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo

Sheryl L Hendriks, Katrin Glatzel, Ousmane Badiane 27 Oct 2017

Pioneer Foods develops focus on reducing sugar and salt
Pioneer Foods develops focus on reducing sugar and saltArticle

Pioneer Foods is part of the voluntary healthy food options industry initiative, being coordinated by the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa...

24 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive
#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thriveArticle

Over the six years since its inception, KFC's Add Hope initiative has managed to raise R387m, partnering with 137 beneficiary organisations to feed over 120,000 children across South Africa...

Sindy Peters 16 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA
#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SAArticle

The Tiger Brands Foundation recently served its 50-millionth meal...

Sindy Peters 15 Jul 2017

ADHD: often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated
ADHD: often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treatedArticle

ADHD is a chronic neuro behavioural condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood...

30 Sep 2016

Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago
Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years agoArticle

Adequate nutrition is still a massive global problem despite research showing that it contributes significantly to both the economic and health benefits of a country...

David Sanders 23 Aug 2016

Spur Foundation is on a mission to nourish SA children
Spur Foundation is on a mission to nourish SA childrenArticle

Experts and academia continue to question whether current efforts in early childhood development are enough, especially when it comes to nutrition...

28 Jul 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity
Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurityArticle

The richer and more developed countries become, the less likely they are to be food insecure. Governments in rapidly growing economies have more resources to dedicate to improving food security and nutrition...

Xikombiso Mbhenyane and Irene Labuschagne 21 Jun 2016

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AU priority to combat child malnutritionArticle

African Union maps out implementation plan for the continent's nutrition strategy...

9 Jun 2016

Facing the challenges of chronic kidney disease
Facing the challenges of chronic kidney diseaseArticle

Expert reflects on chronic kidney disease challenges...

10 Mar 2016

African campaign reduces stigma and improves care around infertility
African campaign reduces stigma and improves care around infertilityArticle

Campaign aimed at improving access to safe, quality fertility care across Africa is being rolled out in Uganda...

8 Mar 2016

Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda
Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in UgandaArticle

Merck, a leading science and technology company, have announced the launch of its second "Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda...

24 Feb 2016

Blocking TB vitamin production may be key to treatment
Blocking TB vitamin production may be key to treatmentArticle

According to a study done at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at Stellenbosch University (SU), preventing the tuberculosis bacterium from producing its own vitamin could be key in the battle against the disease...

1 Feb 2016

Malnutrition linked to poor academic performance
Malnutrition linked to poor academic performanceArticle

From early foetal life into adulthood, a large number of South African children experience poor nutrition in their daily lives...

27 Jan 2016

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Poor nutrition stalks SADCArticle

According to the SADC regional vulnerability assessment analysis, about 30 percent of the region's population is malnourished. Malnutrition is a critical risk factor in most countries...

Hlupekile Nkunika 31 Dec 2015

Kids' picky eating can have depression, anxiety links: study
Kids' picky eating can have depression, anxiety links: studyArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: Picky eating among children may not be just a passing phase but could flag potential concerns such as depression and anxiety, a study released on Monday, 3 August 2015, found...

11 Aug 2015

Our teachers the future
Our teachers the futureArticle

Teaching is far from the "noble profession" of which the ANC spoke in its Polokwane resolutions. Professionalisation of teachers is imperative, yet it is far more than just getting qualifications, as we have seen since 1994.

Graeme Bloch 31 Oct 2014

Tackling childhood obesity, Kauai launches schools' franchise
Tackling childhood obesity, Kauai launches schools' franchiseArticle

Kauai has embarked at an initiative in schools that educates children, parents and teachers about the benefits of healthy eating. The franchise, called Kauai@School, offers children a healthy, balanced diet, which provides food rich in essential vitamins, minerals and key nutrients essential for healthy growth and development.

2 Jul 2014

Tuck Shop Truths study reveals poor nutritional offerings
Tuck Shop Truths study reveals poor nutritional offeringsArticle

Nestlé South Africa commissioned a Tuck Shop Truths survey in June 2013 to discover the attitudes and behaviours around primary school tuck shop usage, to obtain a clear understanding of what children in primary schools are eating, the food they have access to and the factors that influence the food options that are offered to them in school tuck shops.

12 Aug 2013

Malnutrition stunts Swaziland's growth
Malnutrition stunts Swaziland's growthArticle

MBABANE - Around three in every 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270,000 workers are physically affected by the lack of food, an official said on Tuesday (30 July), citing a government-backed study.

1 Aug 2013

Invest in good food, not junk says FAO
Invest in good food, not junk says FAOArticle

ROME, ITALY: The UN's food agency on Tuesday (4 June) said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns.

5 Jun 2013

Global study measures learning gap of children stunted through malnutritionArticle

Analysis from Oxford University has measured the learning gap experienced by five-year-old children who are stunted through malnourishment in order to track the long term effects this has on their schooling and later prospects in the jobs market.

29 May 2013

Acorn Theatre of Foods makes eating fun, sustainable
Acorn Theatre of Foods makes eating fun, sustainableArticle

At Hostex Gauteng, taking place next week at the Sandton Convention Centre (17-20 March 2013), the Acorn Theatre of Foods will offer visitors a delicious, healthy breakfast or lunchtime alternative, with 20% of proceeds going to charity.

8 Mar 2013

Retail campaign pushes company growth for DairyBelle
Retail campaign pushes company growth for DairyBelleArticle

DairyBelle has announced that its recent campaign, Savour every Flavour, has contributed to the 9% growth, YTD, over the 2011 figures. The success of the campaign, which rolled out in May 2012, is largely due to strategic and relevant creative concept, solid messaging, strong prizes and prize redemption using innovative TMARC technology. The brand also ensured a solid in-store presence on all levels.

7 Aug 2012

Research shows, SA's youth battle obesity and poor nutrition
Research shows, SA's youth battle obesity and poor nutritionArticle

Obesity and poor nutrition in South Africa is a real concern, especially amongst the youth. These are the findings of youth specialist agency YDx through its BratTrax and YouthTrax research reports.

25 May 2012

New online magazine for youth
New online magazine for youthArticle

Youth Fit Africa (YFA) is new online magazine featuring information about and for young people on the move, encouraging fitness and health. Launching on 12 May 2012, youth and student journalists will write most of the contributions.

8 May 2012

Osteoporosis - what you need to knowArticle

Although osteoporosis is a disease that generally affects older people, it's what you do when you are young that will help you to prevent it.

Graham Anderson 12 Oct 2011

Cardiovascular disease rising among the poor
Cardiovascular disease rising among the poorArticle

South Africa faces an increasing burden of cardiovascular disease among the poor. Although people are generally living longer, the poor have had little benefit from improved conditions, healthier nutrition, rising incomes or access to good healthcare, says Mariska Fouche, public affairs manager of Pharma Dynamics.

15 Sep 2011

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