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Plates over Pills

December 3, 2018
Multimedia   Nutrition  

WATCH: meet the doctor using her garden as her prescription pad.

Grow Great Campaign aims to stop stunting

November 8, 2018

One in five South African children under the age of five suffer from stunting.This is according to the recent South African Demographic and Health Survey that found that stunted children suffer delayed growth and their brains don’t develop as they should.

Local 108-year-old swears by traditional food

November 7, 2018

Modern food is not friendly to black people who are now facing a great health threat because they have moved away from more traditional nutrition, according to Flagstaff’s ‘oldest’ resident.

Healthy lunch boxes part of fight against obesity

October 18, 2018

The number of South African children who are overweight or obesity is on the increase. Professor Salome Kruger of the Nutrition Centre of Excellence at the University of North West believes work needs to be done to combat this problem in school-going children.

Wild mushrooms a ‘silent killer’

September 19, 2018
News   OurHealth  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – Wild fruit and vegetables are highly consumed in rural areas and are rich in micronutrients and antioxidants – but they can also be deadly.

Dodge junk food, warn nutritionists

September 11, 2018

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.

Plans underway to help nourish SA’s hungry children

September 6, 2018

Heavily overweight or badly undernourished – a large number of South Africans fall into the categories of people suffering over- and under-nutrition.