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Poor diets damaging children’s health worldwide, warns UNICEF

UNICEF South Africa/2019/Hearfield



Poverty, urbanization, climate change and poor eating choices driving unhealthy diets.

South Africa has the highest percentage of overweight children under 5 and adolescents 10-19 years in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition.

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Programme brief: Engaging South African Fathers

Engaging South African Fathers report 2019


The MenCare Childcare and Protection Programme

This programme brief provides a review of programmes that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father figures in their children’s lives. It provides an overview of parenting programmes across the world and the results of the MenCare South Africa Childcare and Protection Programme’s evaluation, and finally makes recommendations for policies and programmes to encourage the promotion of responsive, non-violent fathers as caregivers in South Africa.

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