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- DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013The 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 section of the population. Milk and dairy products were part of the FBDG on animal foods, which included meat, chicken, fish and eggs.DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013Legumes 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 Organization of the United Nations, pulses are a type of legume that are exclusively harvested for dry grain.DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013A national working group, convened by the Directorate Nutrition in the Department of Health, recently revised the set of South African food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs).DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013South Africans have diverse origins, but everybody faces the challenges of addressing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and associated risk factors. As in other developing countries, there is potential to prevent and control NCDs, in spite of limited resources.DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013The perception that “people eat foods and not nutrients” led nutrition scientists to replace nutrient-based recommendations for the public with food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs), which are dietary recommendations based on local food and eating patterns.Document
Effects of a multi-micronutrient-fortified beverage, with and without sugar, on growth and cognition in South African schoolchildren: a randomised, double-blind, controlled interventionBritish Journal of Nutrition, 2013The most recent South African National Food Consumption Survey-Fortification Baseline (NFCS-FB) in 2005 reported that almost 14% of South African children aged 1–5 years were vitamin A deficient (serum retinol (SR) concentration, <100 μg/l) and 27·9 % were anaemic (Hb concentration, 110 g/l).Document
Field-testing of guidance on the appropriate labelling of processed complementary foods for infants and young children in South Africa2012There is a lack of formal guidance from international normative bodies on the appropriate marketing of processed complementary foods. Such guidance is necessary to protect and promote optimal infant and young child feeding practices.Document
Overweight impairs efficacy of iron supplementation in iron-deficient South African children: a randomized controlled interventionInternational Journal of Obesity, 2013Countries in the ‘nutrition transition’ are undergoing rapid dietary and lifestyle changes that produce a double burden of malnutrition: their populations suffer from increasing over-consumption (for example, obesity, diabetes) but continue to have high rates of micronutrient deficiencies (for example, iron deficiency anemia (IDA)).Document
Treatment response to standard of care for severe anemia in pregnant women and effect of multivitamins and enhanced anthelminthicsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009Severe anemia (hemoglobin, 70 g/L) in pregnancy may increase the risk of maternal and perinatal mortality.Document
Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of ageCochrane Library, 2010Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major public health problem in low and middle income countries affecting 190 million children under 5 years of age. VAD pre-disposes children to increased risk of a range of problems, including respiratory diseases, diarrhoea, measles and vision problems, and can lead to death.