Potatoes may be cheaper but the price of ginger and garlic has surged due to home remedies to boos the immune system. The pandemic led to record highs for food prices in 2020, and even as prices dip, South Africans can’t afford it.
Research just released by a South African food company shows that more than 50% of respondents say they gained weight during the Covid-19 lockdown – but it also shows that more people are starting to read food labels properly.
Children, especially in rural areas, are turning away from school feeding schemes because they fear being judged for being poor by their fellow learners, despite being hungry. HEALTH-E NEWS spoke to learners and experts about the stigma of hunger and its effect on children’s health and education.