Community nutrition covers particular nutritional needs and health problems associated with different stages of the life-cycle; basic principles and history of public health and public health nutrition; the social determinants of health and disease; nutrition related health indicators; the Millennium Development Goals; impact of development on health; principles and objectives of primary health care (PHC); the role of nutrition in health and in PHC; the role of the dietician at primary health care level; eating habits of different groups in South Africa and factors affecting it; food and agricultural policies and the influence thereof on nutrition in developing countries; health and disease patterns (under-nutrition, non-communicable diseases and communicable diseases) in South Africa; community-based diagnosis; effect of nutrition transition and urbanisation on health and nutritional status; cycle of programme planning, community-based nutrition/ health promotion programmes, health policies and programmes in South Africa; nutrition advocacy, education and training and principles of health promotion.