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South Africa and Nutrition

South Africa
  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population: 49000000
  • Size: 1219912.0 Km2

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Inequities in under-five child nutritional status in South Africa: what progress has been made?
J. May; I.M. Timaeus / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2014
Despite the emphasis given to poverty reduction in policy statements and a substantial increase in social spending, money-metric poverty has shown little improvement since South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994. Alternative ap...
Debates on the sugar tax
Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
In July 2016, the National Treasury of South Africa proposed an effective 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. The proposal derives from the National Department of Health strategy to reduce obesity. It is rooted in the scientific consensus ...
Refreshing Africa's future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030
A. Markle; Z. Donnenfeld / Institute for Security Studies 2016
Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is indispensable to development, but what will it take for Africa to achieve universal access in 15 years? This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore Sustainable Dev...
Parched prospects II: a revised long-term water supply and demand forecast for South Africa
S. Hedden / Institute for Security Studies 2016
It is likely that South Africa is overexploiting its water resources at the national level, as water withdrawals currently exceed reliable supply. using the international futures forecasting system, this paper forecasts that withdrawa...
Complementary feeding: a critical window of opportunity from six months onwards
L.M. Du Plessis; H.S. Kruger; L. Sweet / South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013
According to the State of the World’s Children 2010 report, only 58% of breastfed children aged six to nine months in developing countries were given complementary foods in a given 24-hour period. When stunting figures are revie...
“Use salt and foods high in salt sparingly”: a food-based dietary guideline for South Africa
L.M. Du Plessis; H.S. Kruger; L. Sweet / South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013
It is now well established that an increase in salt intake leads to an increase in blood pressure, and that decreased salt intake relative to the usual or increased intake leads to lowered blood pressure in adults, with or without hyp...
The importance of the quality or type of fat in the diet: a food-based dietary guideline for South Africa
C.M. Smuts; P. Wolmarans / South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013
The original South African food-based dietary guideline (FBDG) for fat intake reads: “Eat fats sparingly”. This FBDG was mainly aimed at people who followed or adopted Western-type diets that was high in total fat, especia...
“Drink lots of clean, safe water”: a food-based dietary guideline for South Africa
A.E. Van Graan; M. Bopape; D. Phooko; L. Bourne; H.H. Wright / South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013
In recognition of its importance the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that as a basic human right, each individual has the right to access clean, safe water. However, the country is faced with the challenge of suppl...
“Have milk, maas or yoghurt every day”: a food-based dietary guideline for South Africa
H.H. Voster; F.A.M. Wenhold; H.H. Wright; E. Wentzel-Viljoen; C.S. Venter; M. Vermaak / South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013
The first set of food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) for South Africa, published in 2001, did not include a separate FBDG for milk and other dairy products. At the time, the rationale focused on cost and affordability by a large sec...
“Eat dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya regularly”: a food-based dietary guideline
C.S. Venter; H.H. Voster; R. Ochse; R. Swart / South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013
Legumes are plants with seed pods that split into two halves. These include alfalfa, clover, lupin, green beans, peas, peanuts, soybeans, dry beans, broad beans, chickpeas and lentils. According to the Food and Agriculture Organizatio...
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