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dc.contributor.authorMchiza, Zandile J.
dc.contributor.authorSteyn, Nelia P.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Jillian
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Annamarie
dc.contributor.authorSchönfeldt, Hettie
dc.contributor.authorNel, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorWentzel-Viljoen, Edelweiss
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-08T12:58:37Z
dc.date.available2016-09-08T12:58:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationMchiza, Z.J. et al. 2015. A review of dietary surveys in the adult South African population from 2000 to 2015. Nutrients, 7(9):8227–8250. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu7095389]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2072–6643
dc.identifier.issn2072–6643 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/18604
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu7095389
dc.description.abstractOne serious concern of health policymakers in South Africa is the fact that there is no national data on the dietary intake of adult South Africans. The only national "dietary study was done in children in 1999. Hence, it becomes difficult to plan intervention" and strategies to combat malnutrition without national data on adults. The current review consequently assessed all dietary studies in adults from 2000 to June 2015 in an attempt to portray typical adult dietary intakes and to assess possible dietary deficiencies. Notable "findings were that, in South Africa micronutrient deficiencies are still highly prevalent and" energy intakes varied between very low intakes in informal settlements to very high intakes in "urban centers. The most commonly deficient food groups observed are fruit and vegetables," and dairy. This has been attributed to high prices and lack of availability of these food groups "in poorer urban areas and townships. In rural areas, access to healthy foods also remains a" problem. A national nutrition monitoring system is recommended in order to identify dietary deficiencies in specific population groups.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMdpi Agen_US
dc.subjectmacronutrientsen_US
dc.subjectmicronutrientsen_US
dc.subjectfood consumptionen_US
dc.subjectdietary diversityen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africansen_US
dc.subjectfood intakeen_US
dc.titleA review of dietary surveys in the adult South African population from 2000 to 2015en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10062416 – Kruger, Annamarie
dc.contributor.researchID10998497 – Wentzel–viljoen, Edelweiss


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