While South Africa’s most popular tea is rich in antioxidants, it’s not suitable for babies. But struggling mothers often replace breast milk or formula for rooibos and water.
With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.
The World Health Organisation recommends that infants should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health – but it’s not always possible.
While the Gauteng government investigates corruption in the running of its food banks, those who rely on these banks are going hungry.
Children, especially in rural areas, are turning away from school feeding schemes because they fear being judged for being poor by their fellow learners, despite being hungry. HEALTH-E NEWS spoke to learners and experts about the stigma of hunger and its effect on children’s health and education.