Food Policy Program

Front of Package Warning Labels

Front of Package Warning Labels

Write-up: The #whatsinmyfood campaign in partnership with HEALA aims to encourage South Africans to question the contents of the processed foods they eat and understand how high levels of sugar, salt and saturated fat negatively affect their health. The overarching message of this campaign is “you have the right to know what’s in your food”.  As part

COVID-19 and Obesity – the 2021 Atlas

COVID-19 and Obesity – the 2021 Atlas

Obesity is recognised as both a disease in its own right and a condition that increases the likelihood of developing a wide range of non-communicable diseases. Less well-known is the fact that obesity also increases the likelihood that infectious diseases will lead to serious consequences. This is most clearly apparent in the global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the resulting pandemic of COVID-19.

Call to the Minister of finance to increase the sugary drinks tax to 20%

Call to the Minister of finance to increase the sugary drinks tax to 20%

Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA), Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) and other partners are launching a Mass Media Campaign on the 18th of February 2021 to organise support and raise the public’s awareness about the harms of excessive consumption of unhealthy foods and the most effective policy-related solutions to the problem.   The partnership, whose mission