Food parcels are handed to residents at a food distribution organised by the grassroots charity Hunger Has No Religion, in Westbury, Johannesburg.
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Problems caused by malnutrition - such as obesity - are on the rise in South Africa, with serious health consequences.
A wheat warehouse in western Ukraine. Food insecurity is expected to worsen with rising food prices and the war trapping wheat, barley and corn in Ukraine and Russia.
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Environmental catastrophe, war, a worldwide pandemic. What does this mean for feeding the world today and in the future?
Threatened by insecurity, Nigerian farmers are increasingly abandoning their land, adding to food inflation.
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In spite of policies aimed at tackling food inflation, food prices in Nigeria have continued to rise.
Legumes are an excellent source of protein.
Reviving long-lost legume species could help improve global food security and decrease world hunger.
Exposure to healthy nutrition from adolescence can set the stage for a healthy life ahead and good dietary habits.
Adolescence lies between childhood and adulthood, but adolescents are neither big children nor little adults. They have increased food requirements to support their rapid physical growth and maturation.
Women in an Indonesian village plan strategies for reconstruction after extreme weather.
Researchers asked aid workers how to best prepare for the climate emergency in places where its effects are most severe.
Nigeria’s northern region has a disproportionate number of malnourished children.
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Nutrition for kids is key to achieving economic development.
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Hunger is not the cause of the current social upheaval. But, taken along with other deep-rooted structural inequalities, it provides additional fuel for socio-political conflagration.
Healthcare worker, Boitsholo Mfolo, inside the digital x-ray truck at one of Africa Health Research Institute’s mobile screening camps in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
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South Africa needs a public health response that expands the successes of the country’s HIV testing and treatment programme to provide care for multiple diseases.
Kitwe Food and Farmers’ Market, Zambia.
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As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
Nutrient-rich small fish harvested from a rice field in Bangladesh.
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries.
A healthcare worker performs a nasal swab as he tests a woman for COVID-19 in Bamako, Mali.
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Deficient leptin levels caused by malnutrition might protect against severe COVID-19 and related death. This could be another reason for the lower than expected COVID-19 deaths in Africa.
The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
A tomato vendor attends to buyer at a makeshift food market established to cushion the effect of COVID lockdown in Lagos.
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To overcome food insecurity, especially in a pandemic, Nigeria’s emergency preparedness requires a total overhaul of it’s agri-food supply chain.
Patients on dialysis struggle to follow strict diets.
Following a healthy diet may lower the risk of disease complications and allow patients to live well despite having the disease.
In many parts of the world, staple grains are a critical part of diets.
Wholegrains provide us with important protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals.
Children are eating too much poor nutrient quality food and too little of good nutrient quality food.
Malnutrition during the first 1000 days of life can cast a long shadow over a person’s life.
Providing multivitamin and mineral supplements to the elderly could be a cheap way of boosting the protectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
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The importance of diet to a child’s development cannot be overstated.
ARFID sufferers have an inherent fear of food and the act of eating.
Avoidant restrictive intake food disorder is a relatively new condition that researchers are only beginning to understand.