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Nutrition

Responsible Treats
Education, Nutrition

Responsible Treats

Articles Resource Centre Responsible Treats A spoonful of sugar might help the medicine go down but consuming a high sugar intake can also lead to excessive energy consumption. Without adequate physical activity, excessive energy intake can lead to weight gain and obesity (an important risk factor for heart disease and diabetes). Astonishingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) names childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health issues of the 21st century which is a key reason why Unilever wants to ensure that consumers use sugar responsibly, while also matching consumers’ taste preferences. Given the challenging climate of childhood obesity and social media's impact, we're working to raise awareness about the importance of responsible treats for kids, as descri...
Why we should eat more plants
Education, Nutrition

Why we should eat more plants

Articles Resource CentreWhy we should eat more plants The way we grow and produce food continues to negatively impact the current global food system. Its impact is far reaching as it contributes to malnutrition as well as low-quality diets that ultimately result in poor health outcomes.Moreover, eating the same foods repeatedly is boring our palate and harming the planet. Mealtime monotony is a global issue as 75% of the global food supply comes from only 12 plant and five animal species. Just three (rice, maize, wheat) make up nearly 60% of plant-based calories despite there being up to 50,000 edible plants species. This not only bores our palates but excludes many valuable sources of nutrition while taking excessive amount of resource from the planet and harming...
Reinventing Food for Humanity
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Reinventing Food for Humanity

Articles Resource CentreReinventing Food for Humanity  Over the years international nutrition activists have increasingly acknowledged access to adequate food, health, and nutritional care as essential human rights embedded in international human rights laws.The right to adequate food was first recognised as a fundamental human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, which states that: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and of his family, including access to food…”.  This right eventually became legally binding, making it possible to define access to sufficient nutritional care as a basic human right.The respect for human dignity is understood as the right of a person to be treated e...
Is Public Trust in Nutrition Science Eroding?
Nutrition

Is Public Trust in Nutrition Science Eroding?

Articles Resource CentreIs Public Trust in Nutrition Science Eroding? The perception among many researchers is that public trust in nutrition science is eroding. This insight contrasts with the view that public trust in science is a broad activity that has remained seemingly stable for almost 50 years and remains strong today.The loss of public confidence is likely a consequence of multiple factors, including:The growing complexity of modern science.The perception that experts are continuously changing assessments of available evidence.The repeated failures to uphold professional standards leading to a drop in scientific rigour.The growing polarisation of social and policy sectors in which science plays a prominent role.The democratisation of information, which ha...
Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices
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Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices

Articles Resource Centre Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices A recent study by Andersen et al has confirmed what health professionals have always known!Using herbs and spices to add flavour to dishes can make it easier for families to make healthier eating choices.This study concentrated on those people who were already suffering from diseases of lifestyle: that is, 88% of the sample suffered from hypertension, 63% from diabetes, and had a mean BMI of 30.At the end of the second phase of the study, in which the intervention group was counselled.Given spices as well as cooking lessons, mean 24-hour sodium excretion was significantly lower in the behavioural intervention than in the self-direction group (mean difference: - 956.8 mg/d) after sodium i...
Spicy Soya Mince with Samp Beans
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Spicy Soya Mince with Samp Beans

Articles Resource Centre Spicy Soya Mince with Samp and Beans Knorrox Soya Mince is an ideal meal enhancer to add flavour and abundance to your pot. Add it to your menu this week. Soya is a good source of protein and beans a good source of fibre. For optimal uptake of iron from beans, combine them with foods that are rich in Vitamin C, such as spinach. Get the full recipe for this delicious, easy dish here. 
Pumpkin and Broad Bean Sishebo
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Pumpkin and Broad Bean Sishebo

Articles Resource Centre Pumpkin and Broad Bean Sishebo Pumpkin and broad beans are complimentary vegetables that bring heartiness to any meal. Cook up a storm with this delicious stew and give your meal instant flavour with Knorrox Beef Stock Cubes.For optimal uptake of iron from beans, combine them with foods rich in Vitamin C, such as tomatoes.Click here for our sishebo recipe
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 wellbeing.Almost one in five children under the age between the ages of two to five are overweight in South Africa 1. The same proportion of children between the ages of 10 to 14 years, in the same study, never have breakfast 1.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 showed that children who habitually eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight 2,3.Other benefits include better blood glucose contr...
Knorr’s Guide to Cooking with More Vegetables
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Knorr’s Guide to Cooking with More Vegetables

Articles Resource Centre Knorr’s Guide to Cooking with More Vegetables At Knorr, we love creating great recipes so you can give your family wonderful meals that they love. Your family’s health should not be compromised for convenience. With a little extra know-how, families can rekindle their love affair with vegetables. Here are some tips on how to cook with more vegetables, starting out with dinner tonight.Add more flavourVegetables naturally have a lot of flavour.  How about adding yet more flavour to make them even tastier? All it takes is herbs, spices and Knorr seasonings to tempt even the most reluctant family members to eat up their veggies! Cook with a variety of colours and texturesKeep your meals interesting by trying new vegetables with differ...
Unilever’s nutritionist, Hlanzeka Mpanza speaks about the USLP Nutrition plan
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Unilever’s nutritionist, Hlanzeka Mpanza speaks about the USLP Nutrition plan

Articles Resource Centre Unilever’s nutritionist Hlanzeka Mpanza speaks about the USLP Nutrition plan We are very conscious of the important role that food has in people’s wellbeing, and non-communicable diseases are a high public health priority at Unilever. We are a strong supporter of the UN global goal of Zero Hunger and are playing an important role in addressing over- and undernutrition. We do this by offering nutritious foods that are appealing, and through communication that is responsible, engaging and meaningful.The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is our blueprint for achieving our vision to grow our business, while decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact.We have committed to helpi...