nutrition

 
Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now
Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now
Esnat Witinesi's house is surrounded by fruit trees. Some bear mangoes, others papaya, bananas, avocado pears. She also has a vegetable garden...
When you feed a child, you feed their mind
When you feed a child, you feed their mind
More than one in five children in South Africa are stunted, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2015 and addressing that should be the focus of...
Long and the short of it: How Africans have shrunk
Long and the short of it: How Africans have shrunk
If South-Sudan born basketball player and political activist Manute Bol were...
Comment: Obese SA has to get a move on
Comment: Obese SA has to get a move on
South Africans must get moving – literally – to combat obesity, the hidden killer and unspoken instigator of chronic diseases of lifestyle,...
Court sets aside Mpumalanga school food tender
Court sets aside Mpumalanga school food tender
A three-year tender for a school nutrition programme in Mpumalanga has been set aside and referred back to the education department because of...
Obesity: Children tip the scales
Obesity: Children tip the scales
More than a third of children about to leave primary school are obese or overweight and the numbers are rising, according to official figures from...
Feeding healthy habits
Feeding healthy habits
Thousands of excited learners turned out for a day of soccer and netball clinics, dance aerobics, hoola-hoop showdowns and more at the culmination...
Good eating habits start young
Good eating habits start young
When an elder asks you to do something or tells you to, you dare not refuse. In a month-long foray into the social networking site Twitter, I...
Overfed and malnourished
Overfed and malnourished
South Africa's overburdened health and education systems will struggle to cope if the obesity and growth-stunting trends continue among young...
Beetroot supporters is now backing up their claims
Beetroot supporters is now backing up their claims
Remember how columnists and cartoonists pilloried our previous health minister for punting beetroot? She may have been wrong about other things,...
Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic
Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic
On Tonga's supermarket shelves, huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts long ago --...
Nano-sized cargo ship to aid nutrition
Nano-sized cargo ship to aid nutrition
Researchers from Monash University in Australia have designed a nano-sized armoured cargo vessel to ensure the human body can absorb healing...

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