Integrated Nutrition Programme
The Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) aims to improve the nutritional status of all people living in the Western Cape province. There are numerous aspects to this programme.
WHAT IS MALNUTRITION?
Malnutrition is a serious problem in South Africa and is one of the biggest contributors to childhood illness and death. It is estimated that about 30% of South African children are stunted from a lack of adequate nutrition in the early years of their lives.
Causes of Malnutrition:
SUPPLEMENTS FOR CHILDREN
NUTRITIONAL ADVICE FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Nutritional education, information and counselling is given at all levels of care to people who have had:
PRIMARY SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME
The Primary School Nutrition Programme is available at specifically identified sub-economic schools. These schemes are currently run jointly with the Department of Education. The provincial government aims to reach 125, 000 children at 847 primary schools in the province by 2004 with its school-feeding programme.
FOOD IN INSTITUTIONS
The INP also contributes to the institutional care of clients through food service systems for the provision of balanced nutrition.
If you are a first time visitor to a health facility, you will be asked to
These facility categories:
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- Child Developmental Screening and Growth Monitoring (Service)
- Integrated Nutrition Programme - National Publications (Public Information) (File type: pdf; size: 152.88 KB)
- Integrated Nutrition Programme - A Foundation for Life (Public Information)
- Re-Establishing a Breastfeeding Culture in South Africa (Public Information)
- National Nutrition Strategic Plan 2002/03 - 2006/07 (Strategic Plan or Business Plan) (File type: pdf; size: 152.41 KB)