This website provides nutrition advice to South Africans specifically focusing on the 2019 National Nutrition & Obesity Week theme ‘Make Eating Whole Foods a Way of Life’
The 2019 theme, ‘Make eating whole foods a way of life’ aims to focus the country’s attention on the importance of consuming a mostly plant-based diet of mainly unprocessed and minimally processed foods. Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds are health-promoting foods that are high in fibre, low in unhealthy fats, free from food additives and added sugar and salt. Whole foods offer a wide range of choice and enable a family lifestyle centred around healthy eating choices, that for children, can help cement these healthy lifestyle habits for years to come.
A broad coalition of health partners including leading non-profit organisations and health professional associations as well the National and Provincial Departments of Health, have aligned National Nutrition Week from 9 – 15 October and National Obesity Week (NNOW) from 15 – 19 October 2019 to promote eating whole foods as a way of life.