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The Big Fat Debate

Evidence for a healthy and balanced diet - click through links for Journal Articles

Evidence for healthy eating guidelines  (Vorster HH, Badham JB, Venter CS)

Enjoy a variety of foods (Steyn NP, Ochse R)

Be Active (Botha CR, Wright HH, Moss SJ, Kolbe-Alexander TL)

Make starchy foods part of most meals (Vorster HH)

Eat dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya regularly (Venter CS, Vorster HH, Oschse R, Swart R)

Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit every day (Naude CE)

Have milk, maas or yoghurt every day (Vorster HH, Wenhold FAM, Wright HH, Wentzel-Viljoen E, Venter CS, Vermaak M)

Fish, chicken, lean meat and eggs can be eaten daily (Schonfeldt HC, Pretorius B, Hall N)

Drink lots of clean, safe water (van Graan AE, Bobape M, Phooko D, Bourne L, Wright HH)

The importance of the quality or type of fat in the diet (Smuts CM, Wolmarans PW)

Sugar and health (Temple NJ, Steyn NP)

Use salt and foods high in salt sparingly (Wentzel-Viljoen E, Steyn K, Ketterer E, Charlton CE)

If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly (Jacobs L, Steyn NP)


Further evidence for healthy balanced diets

Low carbohydrate vs isoenergenic balanced diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular risk: A systemic review & meta-analysis (Naude CE, Schoonees A, Senekal M, Young T, Garner P, Volmink P)

Can we say what diet is best for health (Katz DL, Meller S)

A call for the end to diet debates (Pagato & Appelhans)

Guideline for the management of overweight and obesity (A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society)


Evidence for paediatric nutrition

Support of breastfeeding in South Africa (du Plessis LM, Pereira C)

Complementary feeding (du Plessis LM, Kruger HS, Sweet L)

Responsive feeding (Harbron J, Booley S, Najaar B, Day C)

Oral Health (Naidoo S)

Food hygiene and sanitation (Bourne LT, Pilime N, Sambo M, Behr A)