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Dietary fat intake and red blood cell fatty acid composition of children and women from three different geographical areas in South Africa
Dietary fat intake, particularly the type of fat, is reflected in the red blood cell (RBC) fatty acid (FA) profile and is vital in growth, development and health maintenance. The FA profile (%wt/wt) of RBC membrane ...
School tuck shops in South Africa—an ethical appraisal
(MedPharm Publications, 2017)
It can be postulated that schools have an ethical responsibility to protect children from an unhealthy food environment. Against the backdrop of stunting, overweight and micronutrient deficiencies prevalent in South African ...
Household consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato and its associated factors in Chipata District, Eastern Province Zambia
(SAGE Publications, 2017)
BACKGROUND: The Integrating Orange Project promotes production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) to address vitamin A deficiency among rural populations of Zambia since 2011. OBJECTIVE: This study ...
Nutrient density and cost of commonly consumed foods: A South African perspective
(Cambridge University Press, 2022)
Food-based dietary guidelines promote consumption of a variety of nutritious foods for optimal health and prevention of chronic disease. However, adherence to these guidelines is challenging because of high food costs. ...