Nutrition | Western Cape Government


Healthcare Tips

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These guides provide practical tips on how to lead a healthier life, from nutrition to exercise to sun safety.

Integrated Nutrition Programme

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.

Integrated Nutrition Programme - A Foundation for Life

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The goals and principles of the government's Integrated Nutrition Programme with information on Micro-Nutrient Control, the primary school nutrition programmes.

Integrated Nutrition Programme - National Publications

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A list of the names, dates and current status of national publications on the National Integrated Nutrition Programme.

National and Provincial Nutrition Indicators

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A list of provincial and national nutrition indicators

National Nutrition Strategic Plan 2002/03 - 2006/07

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South Africa is Close to Eliminating Iodine Deficiency Disorders

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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.

Vitamin A Deficiency

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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.