oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Announcement : international graduate course on the production and use of food composition data in nutrition : professional news

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Food composition is a fundamental information resource for nutrition science. It is however, not limited to the field of nutrition science and the public health domain. The food industry, trade, export, legislation and consumers all need and/or use data on food composition. Within a developing country perspective, it is directly linked to food security, development and evaluation of dietary guidelines, fortification programs and feeding schemes (such as the South African school feeding program), and the development of guidelines for agricultural practices such as vitamin A rich vegetable gardens and bio-fortification.

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