This World Obesity Day experts warn of an emerging epidemic among our nation’s children. But why is it that girls, especially those living in urban areas, have obesity rates that double their age group’s average?
There is a huge global battle – often covert – over what constitutes healthy food. But civil society organisations in countries like Mexico are taking on the propaganda of ‘Big Food’ – and winning.
Amid calls for the projected R 11 billion revenue for the proposed sugary drinks tax to be ring fenced to fight South Africa’s epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), National Treasury has affirmed that it has no intention to earmark taxes as it “is unsound fiscal policy”.