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Malnutrition is a serious problem in South Africa and is one of the biggest contributors to childhood illness and death. It's estimated that about 27% of South African children are stunted from a lack of adequate nutrition in the early years of their lives. Malnutrition includes both under and over nutrition as well as micronutrient deficiency.
The goals and principles of the government's Integrated Nutrition Programme with information on Micro-Nutrient Control, the primary school nutrition programmes.
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A list of the names, dates and current status of national publications on the National Integrated Nutrition Programme.
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A list of provincial and national nutrition indicators
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A descriptive document on Iodine Deficiency Disorders in South Africa and attempts made to eliminate the problem. A summary of the findings of the Medical Research Council on the introduction of iodised salt in shops is also included.
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Everything you need to know about Vitamin A: why we need it, where to find it, how much we need, what causes Vitamin A deficiency, who is at greatest risk and how a deficiency of this vital vitamin can be prevented and eliminated.