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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.

Our obesity epidemic is not a personal choice

October 12, 2018
News  

The pandemic of obesity in South Africa is a result of our ‘Americanised’ food environment and the responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies, according to experts.

Dodge junk food, warn nutritionists

September 11, 2018
OurHealth  

Most people know junk food is unhealthy – but they still eat it. Health-e News spoke to some residents of Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape to find out about their sugary habits.

Expert weighs in on ‘extremely unhealthy’ kota

August 28, 2018
OurHealth  

A new fast food is on the rise in South Africa’s townships – spatlho, commonly known as bunny chow. You can find a spatlho outlet on almost every corner in Ikageng, a township in the North West province.

Healthy eating in schools addressed by community engagement

July 27, 2018
News  

One in every five pre-school children in South Africa do not receive adequate nutrition, negatively impacting their development. But at the same time, many are already overweight or obese.