The important role of food composition in policies and programmes for better public health : a South African case study

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dc.contributor.author Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina)
dc.contributor.author Hall, Nicolette Gibson
dc.contributor.author Pretorius, Beulah
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-06T06:03:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.description.abstract Most governments have committed to the set of Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations (UN) to be achieved by 2030. Subsequently the governments have drafted, or are in process of drafting, policies and programmes which aim to answer to these global requests. South Africa provides a unique case study: despite economic growth, undernutrition has not improved when compared to other industrialised nations, while at the same time, diet-related non-communicable diseases and obesity have exponentially increased. Access to healthy food is a constitutional right of all South Africans, and towards increasing food security and improving population health, various policies, programmes and regulations have been developed and implemented by the government to rectify the situation. The paper presents an overview of food composition within these public health policies, programmes and regulations and unpacks the important role of accurate food composition data. en_ZA
dc.description.department Animal and Wildlife Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-01-01
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/foodchem en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schonfeldt, HC, Hall, N & Pretorius, B 2018, 'The important role of food composition in policies and programmes for better public health : a South African case study', Food Chemistry, vol. 238, pp. 94-100. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0308-8146 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-7072 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.12.067
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/59260
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Food Chemistry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Food Chemistry, vol. 238, pp. 94-100, 2018. doi : 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.12.067. en_ZA
dc.subject Food composition en_ZA
dc.subject Policy en_ZA
dc.subject Programmes en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title The important role of food composition in policies and programmes for better public health : a South African case study en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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