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05 April 2024

WATCH | 50% of adults are obese: National Food and Nutrition Security survey

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The HSRC’s Prof Thokozani Simelane recently spoke to Newzroom Afrika’s Vuyo Mvoko on the results of the National Food and Nutrition Security Survey, which found that 69% of obese adults live in food-insecure households in South Africa, where families have few dietary choices and are forced to eat food with little nutritional value.

Watch the interview:

Though the data for this study has not been curated yet, data sets for past studies on nutrition can be accessed here.

Prof Thokozani Simelane is a Chief Research Specialist in the Africa Institute of South Africa unit within the HSRC.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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