Design cities differently and it can help us live longer

In this article, originally published in The Conversation, Dr Tolullah Oni, and Rizka Maulida, write about the urgent need to design cities in a way that protects individual and planetary health. By 2050, it is projected that almost 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities, up from 55% today. The fastest urban growth is happening in Asia and … Continue reading Design cities differently and it can help us live longer

South Africa must ban sugary drinks sales in schools. Self regulation is failing

Karen Hofman and Nicola Christofides write about GDAR research assessing the food environment in primary schools in Gauteng following a voluntary pledge by a large beverage company.  This blog post was originally published in The Conversation.  In 2017, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa voluntarily announced that it would stop supplying sugary beverages to primary school outlets. The company also pledged to … Continue reading South Africa must ban sugary drinks sales in schools. Self regulation is failing