School nutrition programme deserves praise

​Siwaphiwe Myataza

Growing up in the villages of the Eastern Cape, I saw my peers bunking school because they had no food to eat before they went to school.

How to pack the best lunch for your kids in five easy steps

Nelisiwe Msomi

Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.

Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now

Josephine Chinele

The government's focus on small-scale irrigation has given hope and sustenance to some districts.

When you feed a child, you feed their mind

Sarah Wild

Most South Africans can't afford nutritious meals and the state is letting school-food schemes down.

Long and the short of it: How Africans have shrunk

Christine Mungai

A lot of things went wrong for Africa since the 1960s, but here's one you probably didn't know about: we got shorter.