Nelia P Steyn

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Food variety and dietary diversity scores in children: are they good indicators of dietary adequacy?
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 9:644-50. 2006
  2. pmc How well do adolescents determine portion sizes of foods and beverages?
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:35-42. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint National fortification of staple foods can make a significant contribution to micronutrient intake of South African adults
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle, Medical Research Council, P Bag 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 11:307-13. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Workforce development in South Africa with a focus on public health nutrition
    Nelia P Steyn
    South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 11:792-800. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Conference on "Multidisciplinary approaches to nutritional problems". Symposium on "Diabetes and health". Nutrition interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505, South Africa
    Proc Nutr Soc 68:55-70. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a questionnaire to test knowledge and practices of dietitians regarding dietary supplements
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:51-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Secondary anthropometric data analysis of the National Food Consumption Survey in South Africa: the double burden
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:4-13. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Diet, nutrition and the prevention of type 2 diabetes
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council MRC, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 7:147-65. 2004
  9. pmc Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Disease of Lifestyle Unit, WHO Collaborating Centre for Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 81:599-608. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Secondary data analyses of dietary surveys undertaken in South Africa to determine usual food consumption of the population
    Nelia Patricia Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 6:631-44. 2003

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Food variety and dietary diversity scores in children: are they good indicators of dietary adequacy?
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 9:644-50. 2006
    ..To assess whether a food variety score (FVS) and/or a dietary diversity score (DDS) are good indicators of nutrient adequacy of the diet of South African children...
  2. pmc How well do adolescents determine portion sizes of foods and beverages?
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:35-42. 2006
    ..It is recommended that in dietary interviews undertaken in black children in urban areas one could use either aid; while in white adolescents the use of the food models is recommended...
  3. ncbi request reprint National fortification of staple foods can make a significant contribution to micronutrient intake of South African adults
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle, Medical Research Council, P Bag 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 11:307-13. 2008
    ..Mandatory fortification of maize meal and wheat flour were introduced in 2003 to combat some of the deficiencies found in children. To date however, there has not been a national survey on dietary intake in adults...
  4. doi request reprint Workforce development in South Africa with a focus on public health nutrition
    Nelia P Steyn
    South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 11:792-800. 2008
    ..Additionally, it examines ways in which the Department of Health (DOH) is striving to meet the increasing burden of nutrition-related diseases in South Africa...
  5. doi request reprint Conference on "Multidisciplinary approaches to nutritional problems". Symposium on "Diabetes and health". Nutrition interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505, South Africa
    Proc Nutr Soc 68:55-70. 2009
    ..Further factors predicting success are weight loss achieved, duration and intensity of the intervention and dietary compliance...
  6. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a questionnaire to test knowledge and practices of dietitians regarding dietary supplements
    Nelia P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:51-8. 2005
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  7. ncbi request reprint Secondary anthropometric data analysis of the National Food Consumption Survey in South Africa: the double burden
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:4-13. 2005
    ..We investigated the prevalences of overweight, obesity, and stunting in a current generation of children (ages 12 to 108 mo), which has a high prevalence of stunting, and evaluated the determinants of both nutritional disorders...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diet, nutrition and the prevention of type 2 diabetes
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council MRC, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 7:147-65. 2004
    ..The overall objective of this study was to evaluate and provide evidence and recommendations on current published literature about diet and lifestyle in the prevention of type 2 diabetes...
  9. pmc Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa
    N P Steyn
    Chronic Disease of Lifestyle Unit, WHO Collaborating Centre for Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 81:599-608. 2003
    ..This paper summarizes the evidence available for such a guideline and the nature of that evidence. Other low- and middle-income countries, particularly those in Africa, may face a similar dilemma and might learn from our experience...
  10. ncbi request reprint Secondary data analyses of dietary surveys undertaken in South Africa to determine usual food consumption of the population
    Nelia Patricia Steyn
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 6:631-44. 2003
    ..The reference table was required to be representative of foods and beverages eaten frequently by children and adults from all age and ethnic groups in order for the Department of Health to test for contaminants in these foods...
  11. doi request reprint Urbanisation and the nutrition transition: a comparison of diet and weight status of South African and Kenyan women
    Nelia P Steyn
    Centre for the Study of the Determinants of Social and Environmental Nutrition, Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 40:229-38. 2012
    ..To determine and compare the extent of the nutrition transition between Kenyan and South African women...
  12. pmc "HealthKick": formative assessment of the health environment in low-resource primary schools in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
    Anniza de Villiers
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council MRC, Tygerberg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:794. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the primary school environment in terms of being conducive to good nutrition practices, sufficient physical activity and prevention of nicotine use, with the view of planning a school-based health intervention...
  13. doi request reprint Dietary, social, and environmental determinants of obesity in Kenyan women
    Nelia P Steyn
    Centre for the Study of the Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition, Knowledge Systems, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 39:88-97. 2011
    ..To assess the determinants of overweight and obesity in Kenyan women considered to be undergoing the nutrition transition...
  14. ncbi request reprint Street foods and fast foods: how much do South Africans of different ethnic groups consume?
    Nelia P Steyn
    Centre for the Study of Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition, Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation, Human Sciences Research, Cape Town, South Africa
    Ethn Dis 21:462-6. 2011
    ..To assess consumption of street food (sold by vendors) and fast food (from fast food outlets) by different ethnic groups in South Africa...
  15. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a knowledge test for health professionals regarding lifestyle modification
    Whadi ah Talip
    Nutrition and Dietetics Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Nutrition 19:760-6. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint The National Food Consumption Survey (NFCS): South Africa, 1999
    D Labadarios
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 8:533-43. 2005
    ..The aim of the National Food Consumption Survey (NFCS) in South Africa was to determine the nutrient intakes and anthropometric status of children (1-9 years old), as well as factors that influence their dietary intake...
  17. pmc Evidence to support a food-based dietary guideline on sugar consumption in South Africa
    Nelia P Steyn
    Centre for the Study of Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition, Population Health, Health Systems, and Innovation, Human Sciences Research Council, P Bag X9182, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:502. 2012
    ....
  18. pmc Health promotion services for patients having non-comminicable diseases: feedback from patients and health care providers in Cape Town, South Africa
    Whadi Ah Parker
    Centre for the Study of the Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition, Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation, Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X9182, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:503. 2012
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  19. pmc Diet and mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa: stages in the nutrition transition
    Zulfa Abrahams
    Centre for the Study of Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition, Human Sciences Research Council HSRC, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 11:801. 2011
    ..This paper examines a range of nutrition-related indicators for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and attempts to develop a typical model of a country in transition...
  20. ncbi request reprint Estimating the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight in South Africa in 2000
    Jané Joubert
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 97:683-90. 2007
    ..To estimate the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight using the body mass index (BMI), by age and sex, in South Africa in 2000...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dietitians in South Africa require more competencies in public health nutrition and management to address the nutritional needs of South Africans
    Whadiah Parker
    Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation Unit, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Ethn Dis 23:87-94. 2013
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  22. doi request reprint Development of a performance-rating scale for a nutrition knowledge test developed for adolescents
    Lindiwe Whati
    CDL Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 12:1839-45. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of stunting and overweight in 3-year-old black South African children residing in the Central Region of Limpopo Province, South Africa
    Ramoteme L Mamabolo
    Medical Sciences Programme, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 8:501-8. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of stunting, wasting and overweight and their determinants in 3-year-old children in the Central Region of Limpopo Province, South Africa...
  24. ncbi request reprint Review of the South African nutrition policy 1994-2002 and targets for 2007: achievements and challenges
    D Labadarios
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:100-8. 2005
    ..In this overview, the focus areas of the Integrated Nutrition Program are examined and critically discussed to determine whether targets planned for 2002 were met and how they are envisioned to change by 2007...
  25. pmc HealthKick: a nutrition and physical activity intervention for primary schools in low-income settings
    Catherine E Draper
    UCT MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 10:398. 2010
    ..This paper describes HealthKick, a school-based nutrition and physical activity intervention in primary schools in these settings aimed at reducing diabetes risk factors...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nutritional disorders in Africa: the triple burden
    D Labadarios
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:2-3. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Development of a reliable and valid nutritional knowledge questionnaire for urban South African adolescents
    L H Whati
    Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Nutrition 21:76-85. 2005
    ..The questionnaire was intended for use every second year, from ages 13 to 14 y until age 20 y...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association between insulin-like growth factor-1, insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 and leptin levels with nutritional status in 1-3-year-old children, residing in the central region of Limpopo Province, South Africa
    R L Mamabolo
    School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Science, North West University Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa
    Br J Nutr 98:762-9. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus and the effect of weight on measures of insulin secretion and insulin resistance in third-trimester pregnant rural women residing in the Central Region of Limpopo Province, South Africa
    R L Mamabolo
    School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Science, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
    Diabet Med 24:233-9. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence of gestational diabetes in third-trimester pregnant women as well as to assess their insulin secretion and insulin resistance (IR)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of pregnant women and their infants in a poor black South African community
    D Mostert
    University of Limpopo, Sovenga
    Curationis 28:12-9. 2005
    ..Most infants were exclusively breastfed, but the benefit of this was offset by the early introduction of solid foods having a low energy and nutrient density. By 6 months, the prevalence of stunting had more than doubled...
  31. ncbi request reprint Nutrition related knowledge and practices of hypertensive adults attending hypertensive clinics at Day Hospitals in the Cape Metropole
    H Becker
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Stellenbosch
    Curationis 27:63-9. 2004
    ..2% of participants, however, only 18.2% of black men had such a measurement. Uncontrolled blood pressure readings (> 140/90 mm Hg) were found in 61.2% of these patients at the hypertension clinics...
  32. ncbi request reprint Stability of somatotypes in 4 to 10 year-old rural South African girls
    K D Monyeki
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa
    Ann Hum Biol 29:37-49. 2002
    ..5 years group at which it was in the balanced ectomorph. The inter-age partial correlations for endomorphy and ectomorphy were high and significant, but insignificant with regard to mesomorphy...