oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Editor's note

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Nutrition continues to be an identified priority in the country, and appropriately so bearing in mind the nutritional disorders ranging from over- and under-nutrition as well as HIV/AIDS. As part of the efforts to evaluate progress in the field, a consultative meeting on micronutrient control interventions was held on 17th of May 2012 with participants from all relevant UN agencies, local experts and other stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting was to i) review current status of micronutrient deficiencies and micronutrient control interventions ii) review relevancy of new initiatives in micronutrients and its control interventions to the South African context, and iii) get consensus on the way forward to strengthen micronutrient control interventions.

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