by Lynn Moeng Mahlangu, Pontsho Sepoloane, Aaron Manyuha et al.
Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, April 2015
The strategy document focuses on six broad goals including preventing childhood obesity, enabling access to healthy food and promoting physical activity. At the centre of the strategy is a broad emphasis on communication, education and mobilization around growing obesity rates in the country. The document also notes a particular focus on preventing childhood obesity due to the profound impact obesity can have on childhood development.