There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food.
Fast-food outlets outnumber healthy food stores in South Africa's Gauteng province.
Plant-based milks made from nuts, seeds and peas are becoming big business.
This is a critical time for our planet. What we eat and how we get our food will shape its future.
Keeping medical data electronically is ideal. It saves time and can be used more efficiently.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can be life-saving, but prevention by adopting healthier diets and lifestyle is even better.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
If South African consumers were educated on how to read and understand the information on food labels, they may be more willing and capable of making healthier food choices.