The National Development Plan (Vision 2030) has identified adequate nutrition as one of the key elements of a decent standard of living. Proper nutrition and diet, especially for children, is essential for sound physical and mental health and development. As government departments, we provide food and nutrition services in various settings and we empower individuals, communities and families including young people to reduce hunger, eliminate poverty and reduce inequality in South Africa.
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 to
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.
Grow Great is a national nutrition campaign that aims to mobilise South Africa to realise a future where no child is denied the opportunity to reach their full potential as a result of the negative impact that stunting has on early childhood development in the first 1000 days of life. We believe in a future where all children’s bodies and brains grow great, so that they grow up to be successful, healthy adults. Our mission is to mobilise action by the whole of the South African society to end stunting, starting with halving stunting by 2030.
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.
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