World Diabetes Day: UP insulin project acknowledges crucial role of nurses in managing the disease
Posted on November 14, 2020
South Africa has the highest levels of diabetes-related mortality on the African continent. In 2019, 89 800 of the 366 200 diabetes-related deaths in Africa occurred in South Africa.
Solving food insecurity will be no picnic, researchers say
Posted on September 04, 2017
South Africa has a tradition of evidence-based decision making, grounded in the findings of national surveys. But many of them remain a largely untapped resource for understanding the contextual experience of food insecurity.
Applying health research in South African schools for learners' well-being
Posted on August 23, 2017
A collaborative study involving local and international researchers has created an intervention strategy to help improve the diet and lifestyle of schoolchildren in South Africa.
New nutrition education programme to help children eat healthy
Posted on August 07, 2017
Through her doctoral work with the Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at UP, Deborah Kupolati is helping a new generation eat healthier by developing a nutrition education programme for primary school teachers.
Celebrating 90 years of excellence in Consumer Science
Posted on April 24, 2017
The Department of Consumer Science recently celebrated the official unveiling of their newly renovated food laboratories and the 90th anniversary of the Department at UP.
South Africa's sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do
Posted on March 28, 2017
South Africa's planned sugar tax will take effect on 1 April 2017. Prof Hettie Carina Schönfeldt, Beulah Pretorius and Dr Nicolette Hall from UP discuss the benefits of this decision in an article published on The Conversation.