UN urges governments to ban unhealthy food ads for kids | Health24
Advertisements directed at children can cause unhealthy consumer behaviour to become ingrained, leading to unnecessary and inappropriate purchases later in life.
PACSA: Basic food basket over R1900 | Health-e
Food baskets of low-income families breach R1 900 a month in April 2016; and cost nearly R300 more than a year ago.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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