UCT is part of a project consortium of 14 international research and advocacy organisations to be involved in a ground-breaking project to tackle overweight and obesity in young people. The initiative involves young people as a key component throughout the project, designing policies and advocating practices they believe will help improve adolescent health. Representing the South African contingent of the project, Dr Janetta Harbron from the Division of Human Nutrition is the principal investigator from UCT and will lead the data collection in South Africa.
Well done to the dietetics class of 2019 who completed their isiXhosa communication skills for beginners course!
By TANYA FARBER
Many of us are on a health kick after the glut of the festive season, but it isn’t enough to simply turn down the offer of chocolates and cake and run around the block.
A dietician at the General Practitioners 2019 Conference, hosted by the University of Cape Town, urged doctors and their patients to know exactly what food labels are telling us, and to understand the regulations governing them.
Dietician Marieke Theron told delegates the first step is understanding exactly what each term means.
UCT staff and students were represented at the 2018 Nutrition Congress held in Johannesburg.
Staff delegates were: Mrs Najaar, Mrs Booley and Mrs Theron. Student delegates were: Dr Folasire, Mrs Drummond and Mrs Hoosen.
The nutrition congress was a huge success and everybody felt they had learned a great deal from their peers.