We investigated the nutrition education (NE) practices of teachers of grade 4‒7 learners in 11 primary schools (85% of total number) of the Bronkhorstspruit district (Gauteng Province) to identify opportunities for improving NE in these schools. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was carried out among a convenient sample of the teachers (N = 73) using a structured nutrition education practice questionnaire. Descriptive data analysis was done. Results showed that the majority of the teachers taught nutrition in about 10% to 20% of their teaching time. Thirty percent had no training to teach nutrition, and most teachers (86%) would like to receive training in nutrition. Teachers mostly taught nutrition as part of the curriculum (67%) and very few (18%) integrated nutrition into other subjects. Needing improvement were adequate classroom time for nutrition education delivery, continuing training in nutrition for teachers, and provision of up-to-date instructional materials for teaching nutrition.
Wood, Paola Silvia; Lesola, D.S.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia)(Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 2010-03)
Osteoporosis is a public health problem
worldwide, with consequences of increasing risk of
fragility fractures, disability and premature mortality. This study sought to establish the link
between nutrition and bone ...
Marama bean, an underutilised legume in southern Africa, is a good source of protein, fat and phenolic
compounds, the latter known to have potential health benefits. Marama flours, sorghum meal, marama–
sorghum composite ...
Kwinda, Pfanani Charlotte; Van der Spuy, Esther; Viljoen, Annemarie T.(South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, 2011)
Kinders in ontwikkelende lande, oorleef op diete wat min of geen verskeidenheid toon, gevolglik word die inname van nutriënte wat vereis word vir groei, ontwikkeling en gesondheid nie voldoende voorsien nie. Die afwesigheid ...