Students Teach the Power of Good Nutrition

Congratulations to the schools that won Health in Action Awards last week in Port Elizabeth, South Africa!

Did you know that global deaths due to chronic lifestyle diseases – such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity – are expected to increase by 70% by 2030? WHO predicts that Africa will bear much of the burden. Our school-based Health in Action program with the Mondelēz International Foundation is working hard to prevent future lifestyle diseases with nutrition and healthy lifestyle education, access to fresh produce and regular exercise. The students in this video are proving the power of prevention to save lives.… Read the rest...

Did you know that recess can help kids perform better in school?

A Harvard study revealed that healthier students make better learners, and the more physical fitness tests children passed, the better they did on academic tests. The study concluded that children can benefit academically from physical activity during recess. INMED’s Health in Action program with the Mondelez International Foundation is proof positive!

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Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Pretorius

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Pretorius, Health in Action Program Manager for INMED South Africa, for the publication of her article in scholarly journal BMC Public Health. Titled “Anthropometric profiles of 8–11 year old children from a low-income setting in South Africa,” her article presents in-depth data from INMED’s Health in Action program with the Mondelēz International Foundation. Check it out: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-6530-xRead the rest...