We are committed to empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices, promoting long-term behavior change and improved health outcomes. Our approach is to use evidence-based practices and research in the field of nutrition.
Eat Better South Africa’s passion is to make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and communities, creating a healthier future for all.
How we work
Eat Better South Africa is a network-driven organisation open to any individual, group or organisation, and passionate and grassroots innovators seeking to clarify and find sustainable health solutions that respond to the local situation by implementing nutrition education programmes that promote health via behavioural changes.
Advocacy & Awareness Campaigns
Community Coaches Programme
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to empower communities to eat better so they can live better.
Our solution to effect changes in this regard has been to implement dietary intervention programs at grassroots levels in under-resourced South Africa by providing community members with nutrition education programs on adopting a financially feasible healthy lifestyle based on what they can afford and have access to.
Our Vision is to change the face of health management in local communities, granting every South African equal opportunity to a disease-free healthy future.
By equipping every community with the necessary knowledge on how to live and eat better by reducing the overconsumption of sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed and other seed oils, and ultra-processed ‘junk’ foods and encouraging the consumption of affordable sources of vegetables, fish, meats, some fruit, legumes, and healthier fats.
Theory Of Change
‘’Thank you, Eat Better for helping us. Even now we are sharing with others outside. When you notice someone with visible symptoms, you are able to help them and know where to send them to get support and help because there are a lot of people who still need help. Thank you’’.
‘’This group has helped me a lot, and I want to thank you all for that. There are a lot of things that I did not know about before about my condition. But now, thanks to this group, I know more, and even in the township, I’m now sharing with others who are also diabetic or don’t want to come to the clinic. I am helping them to know more about healthy food and how to eat better and what to eat when you have sugar and what you can avoid.”
‘’I can say: For me this helped me because it was not always easy – I used to eat everything around me, and I never used to check what I was buying. Then I joined this group> Now I know what to eat and I now check what I am buying. Even the label, I check for food that’s suitable for me and what’s not suitable for me and what’s right for me as someone that is living with diabetes and what to leave. I am very grateful to Eat Better South Africa because now I have retained so much knowledge from this group.”
‘’What keeps bringing me here, is that I want to keep learning more and I want to learn to get to where managing my sugar is possible without the pills, because we learn that you can reduce your medication simply by eating the right food. That is my reason for coming every week. I also want to be able to say you can live with sugar without taking medication too much, and I want to learn so I can also help others.”