Nutrition Snapshot: South Africa in 2014


The average South African purchases 771 calories a day from packaged food and soft drinks, with bakery, oils and fats and dairy being the top three contributors. Bakery is the leading source of protein delivering up to 8g per day, 3g more than dairy. 6g of fibre is purchased daily from packaged food and soft drinks. Despite 46% of the South African population currently being overweight and obese, by 2019, each person is expected to buy 95 calories more per capita per day.