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Successful Nutrition Congress 2018

23 Oct 2018 - 12:45
Delegates having breakfast at Nutrition congress
UCT delegates at the nutrition congress

Three staff members and two students presented their research during the three day congress. In order of presentations Mrs Baheya Najaar presented a pilot study on mobile health messaging and sources of nutrition education that women receive at public health facilities in the Western Cape.

Mrs Sharmilah Booley presented the theory of planned behaviour and identification of beliefs and behaviours for which public health messages may be created to increase the fruit and vegetable intake of the Western Cape adult population.

Mrs Linda Drummond (UCT student) spoke about the formative assessment to determine the need and content for intervention strategies for the prevention of non-communicable diseases in primary school teachers in Gauteng.

Dr Oluyemisi Folasire (UCT phd student) reported on her research in Nigeria as part of her pHd in Dietetics. Dr Folasire is researching the factors for consideration in the development of weight loss intervention for overweight/obese patients attending secondary heath care facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Mrs Marieke Theron reported back on her research conducted in Pollsmoor on clinically significant predictors of malnutrition in juvenile male and female on-remand detainees in Pollsmoor correctional facility in Cape Town to advise intervention planning.

The nutrition congress was a huge success and everybody felt they had learned a great deal from their peers.