oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Lifestyle interventions - whom to target and how? : editorial

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



In the current issue of the Journal, Steyn and colleagues provide a systematic review of workplace interventions that have been published over an 11 year period and address changes in nutritional knowledge, dietary behaviour, clinical markers or policy outcomes. Of the 30 studies which met the predetermined search criteria, 9 were rated high as far as quality was concerned. Not surprisingly all but one of the 30 studies was conducted in developed countries, the majority in the USA. The only outlier had been conducted in India. The obvious question to be asked is how relevant are the methods and findings to South Africa?

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