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Sugar tax could save South Africa billions | Health-e thumbnail

Sugar tax could save South Africa billions | Health-e

A tax on sugary drinks could save South Africa billions in the next 20 years, according to recent University of Witwatersrand research.

Johannesburg to launch citywide diabetes campaign | Health-e thumbnail

Johannesburg to launch citywide diabetes campaign | Health-e

The City of Johannesburg will kick off a citywide diabetes screening campaign in April as part of the in't Cities Changing Diabetes programme

Video: What’s for lunch, Jo’burg? | Health-e thumbnail

Video: What’s for lunch, Jo’burg? | Health-e

Are our cities making us unhealthy? As urbanisation fuels rising diabetes rates, we took to Jozi streets to see what's for lunch.

30% of SA kids don't have packed lunches | Health24 thumbnail

30% of SA kids don’t have packed lunches | Health24

According to WHO, fizzy drinks and fast foods are the main cause of child obesity in South Africa. If parents packed their children's lunches, it could curb salt and sugar intake. But most families don't have enough food to do this.

This family had McDonald’s and Spur almost 10 times a month - Afrikinfos thumbnail

This family had McDonald’s and Spur almost 10 times a month – Afrikinfos

A backyard food garden sustains a North West family | Health-e thumbnail

A backyard food garden sustains a North West family | Health-e

A backyard food garden sustains a North West family

More food, more weight gain | Health-e thumbnail

More food, more weight gain | Health-e

The greater availability of food, rather than our sedentary lifestyles, are responsible for our expanding waistlines, says a new report.

Many can’t afford a healthy diet | Health-e thumbnail

Many can’t afford a healthy diet | Health-e

South Africans have been urged to check their blood pressure & eat healthy, but poverty & high food prices put a healthy diet out of reach of many

South Africa: A fat, hungry nation | Health-e thumbnail

South Africa: A fat, hungry nation | Health-e

In one of the world's heaviest countries, some people may be both fat and starved of nutrients. Wilma Stassen looks at South Africa's hidden hunger.

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Every South African has a right to access clean drinking water and healthy food. HEALA is an alliance of organisations with this mission in mind.

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