According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. Malnutrition manifests in various ways including stunting, wasting, underweight, and overweight/obesity. Furthermore, malnutrition is associated with functional conditions such as dysphagia, with poor mental health, and chronic diseases.

Addressing malnutrition in all its forms requires an integrated agenda focusing on the root causes of the disease. The NNIA advocates the importance of nutrition from the womb to old age to prevent or manage malnutrition.

Visit our nutrition and disease Management page and our nutrition, health and wellness page for more information. You can also use our nutritional tools or apps to help you in your clinical practice.



Volume 29 - No 2

In the second SAJCN journal of 2016, original research conducted focusses on:
The effects of rising food prices on household food security on female-headed households in Runnymede Village, Mopani District, South Africa, The determinants of


Volume 26, No 2

The triad of diarrhoea, pneumonia and stunting1,2 is the most deadly combination, especially early in a child’s life, and if a child survives it in


Prof. Ferdinand Hashke

The Long Term Impact of Early Nutrition

The risk of obesity in childhood, and later in life, may be influenced by pre and postnatal factors, the first 1000 days are the most important window of the programming of health and disease.

What do I talk about when I talk about probiotics - Hania Szajewska

What do I talk about when I talk about probiotics?

Probiotics have the potential to improve human health and reduce the risk of diseases mediated by imbalances in the composition and function of microbiota. The probiotic field would benefit from research focused on the mechanism of action and

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