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A Sustainable & Bright Future
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A Sustainable & Bright Future

Articles Resource Center A Sustainable & Bright Future   At Unilever, we are dedicated to creating great tasting food by helping small-hold farmers grow food sustainably, thus enhancing their livelihood and creating better tasting products for you. Not only is growing food sustainably good for you, but it is also good for the planet. Our farmers, suppliers and chefs are committed to helping us source more of our agricultural ingredients sustainably by 2020. Visit the Unilever Website and learn more about how we are enhancing lives from farm to fork.
Giving South Africans tools to assess their lifestyle disease risk
Education, Lifestyle

Giving South Africans tools to assess their lifestyle disease risk

Articles Resource Centre Giving South Africans tools to assess their lifestyle disease risk? How are WE turning the tide?In South Africa, Lifestyle diseases accounted for over half of all reported deaths (55%) in 2015. The World Health Organization projects that by 2030, these kinds of diseases will become the biggest cause of death in Africa.The South African government has come up with a forward-thinking strategy that will seek to decrease the amount of people suffering from lifestyle diseases. At Unilever, we too got involved through our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.As part of that commitment, we have collaborated with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for Salt Awareness Week 2017 for the second year running - to help the general public calculate the...
The Power of Breakfast in Childhood!
Education, Lifestyle, Nutrition

The Power of Breakfast in Childhood!

Articles Resource Centre The Power of Breakfast in Childhood! The evidence is unequivocal; eating breakfast in childhood can help prevent a plethora of lifestyle diseases and can generally promote well-being. Almost 1 in 5 children under the age between the ages 2-5 are overweight in South Africa1. The same proportion of children between the ages 10-14 years in the same study, never have breakfast1.A regular breakfast including oat-, barley-, or psyllium-based cereals is associated with a reduced risk of abnormal lipid profiles, high blood pressure or heart disease. Indeed, large systematic reviews children showed children who that habitually eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight 2,3 Other benefits include better blood glucose control, less insul...
Do you know what it means to be a successful Agent of Change?
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Do you know what it means to be a successful Agent of Change?

Articles Resource Centre Do you know what it means to be a successful Agent of Change? At Unilever, we recognise that what we eat plays a role in ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for people and the planet. This is a future in which health care professionals, chefs, government, NGOs and food companies can work together to drive transformational change in the way the world eats.That is why this year, we are launching the Agents of Change Award, an award that salutes the work of registered Health Care Professionals and brings to life Unilever’s mission to drive nutritious, sustainable and inspiring food.In this issue, we introduce you to our inaugural Agent of Change, Mr Stefan Van der Merwe, who founded CHOW, a company which helps people a¬nd h...
Ola Fun Foods Meter
Lifestyle, Nutrition

Ola Fun Foods Meter

Articles Patient Education Ola Fun Foods Meter How does Ola Paddle Pop compare to other snacks and treats that are specifically formulated with children’s nutrition and diet in mind? Have a look at Ola’s Fun Food Meter here.For more information on healthy living, be sure to take a look at Unilever Health’s nutrition and wellness resources here.
Snapshot of diseases in South Africa
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Snapshot of diseases in South Africa

Articles Resource Center Snapshot of diseases in South Africa By 2030, these lifestyle diseases will kill five times as many people as infectious disease in Africa. Read more on this infographic for the state of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in South Africa.One of the challenges presented by lifestyle diseases is that affected people tend not to be aware of their condition so do not take preventative steps until it is too late. We have collaborated with the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa to develop the salt calculator tool for those members of the public who want to know how much salt they eat daily.Download here
CPD Corner: How does the quality of the fats we eat affect our glucose levels?
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CPD Corner: How does the quality of the fats we eat affect our glucose levels?

Articles Resource Center CPD Corner: How does the quality of the fats we eat affect our glucose levels? The quality of foods we eat every day influence our bodies in different ways. Our current CPD article looks at how fats, specifically polyunsaturated fat (PUFA); mono-unsaturated fat (MUFA) and saturated fat (SFA), affect the relationship between our bodies and glucose/insulin. The reviewers specifically wanted to find out how these fats influence “diabetes mediators including blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and ability to produce insulin”.What were the findings?This was a large systematic review including 102 trials, including 239 diet arms and 4 220 adults who met the eligibility requirements. The conclusions of the study were that the (isocaloric) r...
Opinion piece: Nutritious Cooking Inspiration from Knorr WFD
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Opinion piece: Nutritious Cooking Inspiration from Knorr WFD

Articles Resource Center Opinion piece: Nutritious Cooking Inspiration from Knorr WFD Sharing recipes and imparting cooking skills can be an innovative way to help people eat healthier.Although this is not yet an extensive scientific study, there is www.whatsfordinner.co.za some emerging evidence that supports the idea of developing cooking skills as a force for good in the fight against public health ills.At Knorr, we believe it all starts with the ingredients. We are always looking for the best way to provide not only great flavour but natural, fresh and healthy ingredients – allowing you to create quick, delicious, wholesome and filling meals that keep your family happy and well-fed.With the launch of our Knorr Naturally Tasty line, we’ve gone a step f...
6 Steps to Sustainable Farming Care
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6 Steps to Sustainable Farming Care

Articles Patient Education 6 Steps to Sustainable Farming Care At Unilever, we are committed to the global goals for sustainable development. The existing food system is in need of some re-thinking in order to support healthy and sustainable diets from farm to fork, within earthly boundaries. Unilever is dedicated to the transition to sustainable farming by taking action in these 6 areas, which will help achieve climate and development goals to support nutrition for all. Livelihood of farmers There are 80% of small holder farmers that are living in poverty. Studies have shown that for every 10% increase in farm yields, there has been a reduction in poverty across Africa and Asia. Water Management Agriculture is responsible for using up to 70% of freshwater globally. Waters...