2017

ARTICLES

Robb L, Walsh CM, Nel M, Nel AM, Odendaal HM and van Aardt R. 2017. Malnutrition in the elderly residing in long-term care facilities: a cross-sectional survey using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) screening tool. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30(2):34–40.

Van Zyl S, vd Merwe LJ, van Rooyen FC, Joubert G and Walsh CM. 2017. The relationship between obesity, leptin, adiponectin and the components of metabolic syndrome in urban African women, Free State, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30(3):68-73.

Mushapi LF, Dannhauser A, Walsh CM, Mbhenyani XB and van Rooyen FC. 2017. The impact of a nutrition education programme on feeding practices of caregivers of children aged 3 to 5 years in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30:(4):101-108, DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2017.1322823

Pienaar M, van Rooyen FC and Walsh CM. 2017.  Reported health, lifestyle and clinical manifestations associated with HIV status in people from rural and urban communities in the Free State Province, South Africa. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 18(1):a465.

Pienaar M, van Rooyen FC and Walsh CM. 2017. Household food security and HIV status in rural and urban communities in the Free State province, South Africa. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS (SAHARA J), 14(1):118-131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2017.1379428

Ekoru K; Murphy GAV; Young EH; Delisle H; Jerome CS; Assah F; Longo-Mbenza B; Nzambi JPD; On'Kin JBK; Buntix F; Muyer MC; Christensen DL; Wesseh CS; Sabir A; Okafor C; Gezawa ID; Puepet F; Enang O; Raimi T; Ohwovoriole E; Oladapo OO; Bovet P; Mollentze W; Unwin N; Gray WK; Walker R; Agoudavi K; Siziya S; Chifamba J; Njelekela M; Fourie CM; Kruger S; Schutte AE; Walsh C; Gareta D; Kamali A; Seeley J; Norris SA; Crowther NJ; Pillay D; Kaleebu P; Motala AA; Sandhu MS, on behalf of the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR). Deriving an Optimal Threshold of Waist Circumference for Detecting Cardiometabolic Risk in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Obesity, ISSN: 1476-5497, 2017 Oct 03; Publisher: Nature Pub. Group; PMID: 29087388. Available from https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo2017240.pdf; DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2017.240

Bhargava A, Booysen FL and Walsh CM. 2017. Health status, food insecurity, and time allocation patterns of patients with AIDS receiving antiretroviral treatment in South Africa. AIDS Care, 30(3):1-8. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1371665.

Abu BAZ, van den Berg VL, Raubenheimer J, Louw VJ. 2017 Pica Practices among apparently healthy women and their young children in Ghana. Physiology & Behavior, 177:297-304.

Myburgh B, Nel R, Lategan-Potgieter R. 2017. Implementation of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Program in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Current HIV Research, 15(1): 38-45.

ABSTRACTS

Congress: 10th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 14-18 October, 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Title:  The nutrition transition in the rural and urban Free State province, South Africa
Authors: Walsh CM and van Rooyen FC

Congress: 10th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 14-18 October, 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Title: Proposal to investigate the iodine status and thyroid function of South African pregnant women and the impact on their offspring
Authors: Osei J, Walsh CM and Baumgartner J

Congress: 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, 3-6 December 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
Title: Urban food gardens and household food access: Evidence from Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Authors: Booysen F, Dhoro N, Drimie S and Walsh C

2016

ARTICLES

Lategan R, Malibe P and Van Niekerk L. 2016. Providing Meals in Institutional Settings, In Community nutrition for developing countries. Ed. Steyn NP & Temple N. Athabasca University, Canada: AU Press.

Steenkamp L, Lategan R and Raubenheimer J. 2016. Moderate malnutrition in children aged five years and younger in South Africa: are wasting or stunting being treated? South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition;29(1):27-31.

Kruger HS, Schutte AE, Walsh CM, Kruger A, Rennie KL. 2016. Body mass index cut-points to identify cardiometabolic risk in black South Africans. European Journal of Nutrition, DOI 10.1007/s00394-015-1069-9.

Van den Berg VL. 2016.  Still lost in translation: Language-barriers in South African healthcare remains a priority. South African Family Practice, 2016; 1(1):1–3.

Janse van Rensburg L, Nel R and Walsh CM. 2016. Knowledge, opinions and practices of healthcare workers related to infant feeding in the context of HIV. Health SA, 21: 129-136.

Van den Berg VL, Nel M, Brand DM, Jacobs J, Human W, Lawson SA and Walsh CM. 2016. Agreement between measured height, and height predicted from ulna length, in adult patients in Bloemfontein, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 29(03):127-132.

Lategan R, van den Berg VL, Illich J and Walsh CM. 2016. Vitamin D status, hypertension and body mass index in an urban balck community in Mangaung, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 8(1):2071-2928.

ABSTRACTS

Congress: Nutrition Congress, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, 3-5 September 2016.
Title: Agreement between measured height, and height predicted from ulna length, in adult patients in Bloemfontein
Authors: van den Berg VL, Walsh CM
  
Congress: Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego, USA, 2-7th April, 2016.
Title: Self-reported barriers to adapting a contextualized nutrition education messages targeted at preventing iron deficiency among mothers and their young children in Ghana.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer JE, Oldewage-Theron W, van den Berg VL

Congress: Nutrition Congress, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, 3-5 September 2016.
Title: Malnutrition in the elderly residing in long-term care facilities: a cross sectional survey using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) screening tool
Authors: Robb L, Walsh CM, Nel R, Nel A, van Aardt R, van Rooyen H

Congress: Nutrition Congress, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, 3-5 September 2016.
Title:  Anaemia and associated anthropometric variables among women in the rural Free State, South Africa
Authors: EM Jordaan, CM Walsh, VL van den Berg, FC van Rooyen

Congress: 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, 17-19 March, 2016, Vienna, Austria
Title: The impact of preschool feeding programmes on the growth of disadvantaged young children in developing countries: A systematic review of randomised trials
Authors: Walsh CM and Els A

Congress: Nutrition Congress, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, 3-5 September 2016.
Title:  Breakfast eating habits and anthropometrical measurements of grade 8 and 9 learners in Bloemfontein, South Africa (Poster).
Authors: Meko NML, du Toit WC, van Rooyen C

Congress: Nutrition Congress, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, 3-5 September 2016.
Title:   Dietary diversity and nutrition practices of students on a financial assistance programme at the University of the Free State (Poster).
Authors: Meko NML, Jordaan EM, Raubenheimer J

2015

ARTICLES

Walsh C and Van Rooyen FC. 2015. Household Food Security and Hunger in Rural and Urban Communities in the Free State Province, South Africa.  Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 54:2, 118-137.
Meko L, Slabber-Stretch M, Walsh C, Kruger S and Nel M. 2015. Nutritional environment at secondary schools in Bloemfontein, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 28(1):53-54.

Meko LNM, Slabber-Stretch M, Walsh CM, Kruger SH, Nel M. 2015. School environment, socioeconomic status and weight of children in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2015;7(1), Art. #751, 7 pages. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/phcfm.v7i1.751.

Meko NML and Jordaan EM. 2015. The food environment of students on a financial assistance programme at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 29(03):116–117.

Mushaphi LF, Dannhauser A, Walsh CM, Mbenyane XG and van Rooyen FC. 2015. Effect of a nutrition education programme on nutritional status of children aged 3-5 years in Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Child Health, 9(3):98-102.

Van den Berg VL, Meko L.  2015. Overweight and obesity among 6-year olds in 4th and 5th quintile schools in Mangaung, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 28, No 1: 50-52.

Van den Berg VL, Raubenheimer J.  2015. Food insecurity among students at a South African university. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 28(4): 160-169.

van Onselen A, Walsh C, Veldman FJ and Brand C. 2015. The Impact of Geophagia on the Iron Status of Black South African Women. International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering Vol:9 No: 7:1233-1238.

Steenkamp L, Lategan R and Raubenheimer J. 2015. The impact of Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) in targeted supplementation of children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in South Africa. South African Family Practice, 57 (5).

ABSTRACTS

Congress: Global Health and Innovation Conference; March 28-29, 2015, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Title:  Cooking practices and feeding behaviour; some critical control points for intervention to improve nutrient intake in Northern Ghanaian households; An observational study. 
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer JE, van den Berg VL

Congress: 15th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference, 5-8 October, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
Title: Dietary diversity of HIV-infected people from rural and urban communities in the Free State, South Africa
Authors: Walsh CM, Pienaar M and Van Rooyen FC

Congress: 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 8-11 November, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
Title: The double burden of disease in the rural and urban Free State
Authors: Walsh CM, Tydeman-Edwards R and Van Rooyen C

Congress: 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 8-11 November, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
Title: Short stature in black South African adults and cardio-metabolic risk: evidence from adults of Sotho descent
Authors: Kruger S, Walsh C and Norris S

2014

ARTICLES

Van den Berg VL, Seheri L, Raubenheimer J.  2014. Overweight and obesity and related risk factors among 16-year olds in urban Maseru, Lesotho.  African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 6(1) doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.618

Lategan R, vd Berg VL and Walsh CM. 2014. Body adiposity indices are associated with hypertension in a black, urban Free State community. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 6(1), Art.#581, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.581.

Hattingh Z, le Roux M, Nel M and Walsh CM. 2014. Assessment of the physical activity, body mass Index and energy intake of HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected women in Mangaung, Free State province. South African Family Practice,56(3):196-200.

Steenkamp L, Venter D, Walsh C and Dana P. 2014. Socio-economic and demographic factors related to HIV status in urban informal settlements in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 13(3), 9 pages. www.ajol.info/index.php/ajar/article/view/109216.

ABSTRACTS


Congress: Micronutrient Forum, 2nd - 6th June, 2014, Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
Title: Incorporating adult learning principles in an intervention implementation. Experiences from an Iron Deficiency (ID) education program in Ghana.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer JE, van den Berg VL

Congress: Africa Nutrition in Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VI), 21th – 26th July, 2014, Accra, Ghana
Title: Does an education intervention on pica increase awareness of iron deficiency among women and young children in Ghana?
Authors: Abu BAZ, van den Berg VL, Raubenheimer JE & Louw VJ

Congress: 25th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the 13th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, September 2014, Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg
Title: Effectiveness of a nutrition education intervention to improve knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding iron deficiency among Ghanaian mothers.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer JE, Van den Berg VL

Congress: 25th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the 13th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa,
                       September 2014, Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg
Title:             Food insecurity among students – the skeleton in the university closet. 
Authors: Van den Berg VL, Raubenheimer J 

Congress: Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VI), 21th - 26th July, 2014, Accra, Ghana.
Title: Impact of educational intervention on dietary risk factors for iron deficiency among mothers in Northern Ghana.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer JE, van den Berg VL

Congress: Micronutrient Forum, 2nd - 6th June, 2014, Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
Title:             Designing interventions for resource poor communities with low literacy: An example of an iron deficiency (ID) education program in Ghana.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Raubenheimer JE, van den Berg VL

Congress: International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions, Vienna, Austria: 26-29 May 2014. Micronutrient Forum, 2nd - 6th June, 2014, Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
Title:          Household Food Security amongst Children with Moderate Malnutrition in South Africa
Authors: Steenkamp, J, Lategan, R

Congress: International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions, Vienna, Austria: 26-29 May 2014. Micronutrient Forum, 2nd - 6th June, 2014, Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
Title:               Alarming Default Rates in South African Children with Moderate Malnutrition on Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programmes
Authors: Steenkamp, J, Lategan, R

Congress: 25th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the 13th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, September 2014, Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg
Title: Knowledge, opinions and practices of healthcare workers related to infant feeding in the context of HIV.
Authors: Robb L, Walsh CM, Nel R

2013

ARTICLES

Els, A and Walsh CM. 2013. The Impact of preschool feeding programmes on growth of disadvantaged young children in developing countries: a systematic review of randomized trials. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(2):33-40.

Van den Berg VL and Walsh CM. 2013. Herbal weight loss products: How informed are we? South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(2):41-43.

Van den Berg VL, Abera BM, Nel MM and Walsh CM. 2013. Nutritional status of undergraduate health care students at University of the Free State. South African Family Practice, 55(5):445-452.

Gaziano T, Pandya A, Steyn K. Levitt N, Mollentze W, Joubert G, Walsh C, Motala, A,Kruger A, Schutte A, Naidoo DP, Prakaschandra RD and Laubscher R. 2013. Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations. BMC Medicine, 11: 170.

Hattingh Z, Bester CJ and Walsh CM. 2013. Association between sugar consumption, sociodemographic, anthropometric and biochemical profile. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 5(1), Art. #546, 9 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v5i1.546.

Dillon DG, Gurdasani D, Riha J, Ekoru K, Asiki G, Mayanja BN, Levitt NS, Crowther NJ, Nyirenda M, Njelekela M, Ramaiya K, Nyan O, Adewole OO, Anastos K, Azzoni L, Boom WH, Compostella C, Dave JA, Dawood H, Erikstrup C, Fourie CM, Friis H, Kruger A, Idoko JA, Longenecker CT, Mbondi S, Mukaya JE, Mutimura E, Ndhlovu CE, Praygod G, Yone EWF, Pujades-Rodriguez M, Range N, Sani MU, Schutte AE, Sliwa K, Tien PC, Vorster EH, Walsh C, Zinyama R, Mashili F, Sobngwi E, Adebamowo C, Kamali A, Seeley J, Young EH, Smeeth L, Motala AA, Kaleebu P, Sandhu MS on behalf of the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR). 2013.  Association of HIV and ART with cardiometabolic traits in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 42:1754–1771

Steenkamp L and Lategan R. 2013. The acceptability and intake of lipid-based pasted as a food supplement in a South African context. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26 (3): 150-151.

ABSTRACTS

Congress: Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN), June 10-12, 2013, Grange Over Sands, University of Central, Lancashire, UK.
Title:  Pica practices and associated cultural deems among women and their children 6-59 months in the Northern region of Ghana:  A risk factor for iron deficiency.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Van den Berg LV, Raubenheimer J, Louw VJ

Congress: 17TH International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), Dec 7 – 11, 2013, Cape Town, South Africa
Title:   Infant feeding practices in the Free State, South Africa.
Author:  Meko NML

Congress: International Conference on Nutrition (ICN): 15th - 20th September 2013, Granada, Spain.
Title:  Risk factors of iron deficiency among children 6-59 months in the Northern Ghana.
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer JE & van den Berg VL

Congress: International Congress Hidden Hunger, March 6-9, 2013, at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Title:  Dietary risk factors for iron deficiency among mothers with children 6-59 months in the Northern Region of Ghana
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer J and Van den Berg VL

Congress: Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN), June 10-12, 2013, at the University of Central Lancashire, UK
Title:  Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding iron deficiency among mothers in an anemia endemic population in Northern  Region of Ghana
Authors: Abu BAZ, Louw VJ, Raubenheimer J and Van den Berg VL

Congress: IUNS 20th International Nutrition Congress, Sept 15-20, 2013, Granada, Spain
Title:  BMI and perceptions, attitude and practices of undergraduate students of the University of the Free State, South Africa,
Authors: Van den Berg VL, Raubenheimer J

Congress: IUNS 20th International Nutrition Congress, Sept 15-20, 2013, Granada, Spain
Title:  Hypertension, vitamin D and body mass index in an urban South African Community
Authors: Lategan R, Van den Berg VL, Walsh C

Congress: IUNS 20th International Nutrition Congress, Sept 15-20, 2013, Granada, Spain
Title:  BMI, waist to height ratio, body adiposity index and waist circumference are associated with hypertension in an urban African community
Authors: Lategan R, Van den Berg VL, Walsh C

Congress: IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition, 15-20 September, 2013, Granada, Spain.
Title: Nutrition factors associated with HIV in rural and urban communities in South Africa.
Authors: Walsh CM, Pienaar M, Joubert G.


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