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The Government of South Africa sees proper nutrition and diet, especially for children, as essential for sound physical and mental health and development. The National Development Plan (Vision 2030) therefore recommends proper child nutrition and helping families break the cycle of poverty as essential to eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030.www.health.gov.za
The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) is one of the components of the SA National Defence Force. It is mandated to provide a healthy military community; that includes uniformed members, their dependents and other eligible for care by the SAMHS. Our core service is healthcare. We compliment the SANDF (Army, Air Force and Navy) as we ensure that our soldiers are combat ready, e.g. from recruitment, we are responsible for Psychometric tests, Continuous Health Assessments, pre and post deployment care etc. This is where their slogan comes from; "Health Warriors Serving the Brave". It is under the leadership of the Surgeon General.
ADSA, the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, represents, develops and promotes the continued growth of the dietetic profession in South Africa. In line with their slogan "It's all about nutrition" they are always working towards achieving optimal nutrition for all South Africans. To find a dietitian in your area, go towww.adsa.org.za
The Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA) strives to advance the scientific study of nutrition to promote appropriate strategies for the improvement of nutritional well-being. We aim to enable people to make informed decisions about their diet, putting science at the centre of sound nutrition.www.nutritionsociety.co.za
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in over 190 countries and territories, committed to realizing the rights of all children to help them build a strong foundation and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential. In South Africa, we work to support the South African Government, families and communities in reducing child poverty and improving nutrition, education, health care and child protection for every child.www.unicef.org/southafrica/
Grow Great is a campaign that aims to mobilise all South Africans towards national commitment to zero stunting by 2030.www.growgreat.co.za
The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA), a non-profit organisation, plays a leading role in the fight against preventable heart disease and stroke, with the aim of seeing fewer South Africans suffer premature deaths and disabilities. Their mission is to encourage prevention at all levels, empower South Africans to adopt healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices easier. They provide information and support to build healthy communities, advocate at all levels to minimise South Africans’ risk of developing heart disease and stroke, and support research for improved tools and methods of CVD prevention.www.heartfoundation.co.za