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Statement on the outcome of the HPCSA inquiry into the conduct of Professor Tim NoakesThe Association for Dietetics in South Africa's (ADSA) former president Ms Claire Julsing-Strydom submitted a complaint about Professor Tim Noakes to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in 2014 on behalf of ADSA regarding, what it considered, unconventional infant nutrition advice. 24 Apr 2017 Read More >>
Expert tips for a healthier lifestyleFebruary is national Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month, with Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day being celebrated on 22 February. The National Department of Health encourages all South Africans to live healthier lifestyles, through promoting healthy eating, regular physical activity, avoiding tobacco products, and drinking alcohol in moderation, if at all. But can improving our lifestyles have much of an impact on our health? According to the World Health Organization, the good news is that leading a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and strokes and 60% of premature deaths due to cancer *. 22 Feb 2017 Read More >>
The low down on South Africa's Sugar TaxThe Minister of Finance announced in the February 2016 National Budget a decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), with effect from 1 April 2017, to help reduce excessive sugar intake by South Africans. The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) welcomes this step as one part of the solution to address the obesity problem and improve the health of South Africans. 18 Jan 2017 Read More >>
10 healthy ways to survive the festive season eating frenzyEvery year the festive season arrives and all our healthy eating plans go out of the window. There is no doubt that time to relax and enjoy ourselves is important to our well-being, but we tend to over-indulge in rich foods, sweet treats and alcohol. At the same time, we are cutting back on regular physical activity and staying up too late, too often. 9 Dec 2016 Read More >>
What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetesThere were 2.28 million cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2015 according to the International Diabetes Foundation and around 1.21 million people with undiagnosed diabetes. Considering these numbers it remains vitally important to continue educating South Africans about diabetes and to address the myths that are often associated with this lifestyle disease. 16 Nov 2016 Read More >>
Love your beans for good healthSouth Africa celebrates National Nutrition Week from 9-15 October, and aligning to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which has declared that 2016 is the 'International Year of Pulses', this year's campaign theme is 'Love your beans - eat dry beans, peas and lentils!' echoing the country's food-based dietary guideline to 'eat dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya regularly'. 12 Oct 2016 Read More >>
The importance of healthy eating to corporate wellnessEmployees eat nearly half of their daily meals and snacks at the workplace, which means that what is consumed during working hours can have a great impact on overall diet and health. It's not uncommon to find that many of us, who may well be healthy eaters at home, give way to speed and convenience when it comes to the food choices that are made, often under pressure, during working hours. 15 Jul 2016 Read More >>
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