The health of our nation is in crisis. Forty percent of South Africa’s women and eleven percent of South Africa’s men are obese, and our rate of childhood obesity has reached alarming levels.
Obesity can cause heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and even certain cancers. As our rate of childhood obesity skyrockets, the future of our people’s health lies in the balance.
But accessing healthy food and clean water remains impossible for many, as the costs keep climbing.
South Africa has become the fattest nation in Sub-Saharan Africa, and we need to make a change. By committing to making good health choices in our homes, schools and workplaces, we can change the future for our children, and ourselves, but it has to start today.
The Healthy Living Alliance, an alliance of organisations with this mission in mind calls on you to pledge your support and commit to making a change. By taking this pledge, we commit to making healthier choices in our own lives, while compelling government to take action.