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FACT AND FICTION

Nutrition, the oldest preventive and therapeutic science, has been a crucially important component of health and health care throughout the ages.

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Fats and Oils - Choose Sensibly

With common sense as a guideline, it should be relatively easy to make sound decisions regarding healthy eating. However, the information explosion in the science of food and nutrition very often creates the impression that the available information is contradictory. Confusion reigns and perspective is lacking. Indeed it is no longer easy to distinguish between fact, misinformation and fiction.

The dictum, "You are what you eat", has often become "You are what you believe you are eating".

A SOURCE OF TRUTH

The Nutrition Information Centre of the University of Stellenbosch (NICUS) was established in 1997 to act as a reliable and independent source of nutrition information in South Africa.

Backed by the University's Faculty of Medicine, NICUS aims to provide the public, the media and health professionals with the most up-to-date, authoritative information on nutrition in order to create a scientifically sound nutrition culture.

NICUS is part of the Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Do you have any nutrition related questions?
Send all queries to
 
nicus@sun.ac.za

Information from the NICUS website may be used on condition that the centre is acknowledged. Please contact the centre on weekdays between 08:30 and 16:30 for further details: Tel 021 933 1408.

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For further information please contact NICUS (
nicus@sun.ac.za) or a dietitian registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.