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In South Africa, unhealthy food choices are everywhere

- Ozayr Patel with Safura Abdool Karim

Diseases linked to obesity are rising rapidly in South Africa. Listen to Pasha 20, The Conversation Africa’s podcast on research.

A major part of the problem is the growing available of unhealthy food options. In many neighbourhoods there are more unhealthy food outlets, like fast food places, than there are healthy food options.

In this episode of Pasha, Safura Abdool Karim, a senior project manager at PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons in Systems Strengthening South Africa) sheds light on these issues.

Professor Karen Hofman and Noluthando Ndlovu were key members of the research team.

Read more: Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann found on licensed under CC0 1Ozayr Patel, Digital Editor, The Conversation. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.