South Africa was selected as a Spotlight Country as it has a well-established Food & Beverage sector and it suffers from the double burden of malnutrition. South Africa ranked 9th in the world for the highest hunger levels on the Global Hunger Index 2012. Twelve percent of children under five are underweight and 27% of children under five are stunted (UNICEF, 2008). In addition, the WHO estimates that 72% of all women and 59% of men were overweight in 2008.
ATNI visited South Africa during the development of the Indexes in 2011. The team is planning to travel to South Africa again in 2014 to update companies and stakeholders on the launch of and response to the Global Index, outline the work done on South Africa to date, and set out plans for the future.
The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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