SAJCN - Volume 26, No 3

Demetre Labadarios

The current issue of the SAJCN reflects on three significant elements in the growth of nutrition in the country. Firstly, a new Chief Directorate: Health Promotion and Nutrition has been created in the national Department of Health. Chief Director, Ms Moeng Mahlangu, writes: “The primary healthcare reengineering process has already laid a strong foundation for improving the health of South Africans through the involvement of communities, and the need to implement evidence-based interventions to guide programming is of paramount importance”. The SAJCN congratulates Ms Moeng Mahlangu, and offers its support to the Chief Directorate’s future challenges of addressing national priorities for the further development of Nutrition and Dietetics in the country, as well as improving the nutritional status of the nation.