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McDonald’s SA book campaign: Not such ‘happy meals’

June 3, 2019
News  

Is offering a book with a ‘happy meal’ at one of South Africa’s 270 McDonald’s outlets another gimmick aimed at getting kids hooked on unhealthy food? Experts say yes.

Obesity on the rise in rural communities

May 15, 2019
OurHealth  

Obesity rates continue to soar but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts.

Easter: How much chocolate is too much?

April 18, 2019
Features   News  

It’s Easter time and children (and adults) are gearing up for an Easter egg hunt, but how much chocolate is too much and what constitutes a sugar binge versus a treat?

Do you know what’s in your food?

February 25, 2019
News  

The food industry often conceals the unhealthy products in its processed foods – even manipulating science to fool consumers. Now government is planning to introduce warning signs on food to help us to navigate what we are eating.

SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

January 29, 2019
News  

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.

Coca-Cola called out for advertising to kids at protest

October 17, 2018
News  

Coca-Cola was called on to keep its promise to remove its advertising in schools during a picket at the beverage manufacturer’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday [October 2016].

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018
News  

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.