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Knowledge of Students Attending a High School in Pretoria, South Africa, on Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases such as heart disease which are showing an increase in prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our results indicated that 38%, of the participants engaged in low activity levels, 58.8% in moderate activity levels and 3.2% in high activity levels and that generally, adolescents are not actively involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future health and well-being.


Objective: The objective of this study was to ascertain the knowledge of students on the composition of a healthy diet, daily nutritional requirements and the importance of regular exercise.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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