Industry threatens MP over sugar tax | Health-e
The chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance revealed in the National Assembly yesterday that he had received threats from industry-linked people to drop the tax on sugary drinks.
How one man’s spinach business led to a revolution | Health-e
In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But, with a vegetable and a business plan, one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township based on spinach.
Horrifying cycle of amputations | Health-e
WORLD OBESITY DAY: A desperate surgeon appeals for help as diabetic patients overwhelm his wards.
Ban junk food adverts? | Health-e
For the first time in world history, there are more obese than underweight people. Both are symptoms of malnutrition, part of a global food system geared towards profits. Activists want a radical shift in the entire food system, including a total ban on junk food advertising. Is it possible and will it make a difference?
Energy drinks on the rise in SA
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food
SEE: Eating 3 healthy meals on a budget | Health24
A dietitian explains how one can eat a healthy diet without breaking the bank.
Plan to tackle heart attacks, strokes to save 100-million lives | Health-e
Global control of blood pressure, salt reduction and artificial trans fats elimination could save 100 million lives.
Tax on sugary drinks by April | Health-e
The proposed tax on sugary drinks is likely to be introduced in April 2018, although there is still disagreement on the exact level of tax.
Public support for sugary drinks tax is growing | Health-e
Three out of four South African adults are supportive of government’s efforts to enforce policies that will discourage people from consuming sugary drinks and junk food.