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  • Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses

    Posted on July 05, 2016

    Pulses -- or grain legumes such as dried beans, chickpeas and lentils -- are indigenous foods that can play a massive role in tackling food security on the African continent says Nokuthula Vilakati, a Post Doctoral Researcher with the University of Pretoria's Institute for Food, Nutrition and...

  • University of Pretoria tackles food insecurity

    Posted on July 04, 2016

    The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being is featured in the Corporate Profile of the Leadership Magazine's July 2016 edition.

  • Focus on disease prevention rather than cure

    Posted on July 01, 2016

    KABANDA CHULU published this article in the Zambia Daily Mail following his participation in a recent training workshop for media on food security policy change conducted by the University of Pretoria's Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being in partnership with Michigan State University and...

  • Launch of the 2016 Global Nutrition Report

    Posted on June 12, 2016

    The 2016 Global Nutrition Report will be released on Monday 14 June. The SADC launch takes place in Johannesburg. IFNuW's Prof Sheryl Hendriks will facilitate the discussion. For more information about the launch visit...

  • Limited food options take their toll on the health of South Africa’s rural poor

    Posted on May 27, 2016

    In the past 20 years, researchers have linked the increase of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension in low- and middle-income countries to urbanisation, changing diets and less active lives.

  • Why a diverse diet is crucial for rural South Africans

    Posted on May 27, 2016

    Starvation and extreme under-nutrition are rare in South Africa’s poorest communities. The experience of hunger is related to many different forms of deprivation. There is widespread “hidden hunger,” in the form of micronutrient deficiencies, increasing rates of over-weight and...

  • Uniting researchers and journalists to bring about positive change

    Posted on May 19, 2016

    UP's Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being is involved in an international programme working towards bridging the gap between academia and the media by bringing them together to drive policy change in food security.

  • New Food Law initiative launched

    Posted on May 12, 2016

    In a seminar held to launch a new focus of the University's Institutional Research Theme (IRT) on Food, Nutrition and Well-being, Ms Anjanette Haller-Barker, lead researcher for this new research area, presented a theoretical framework for food law.

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