Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Nutrition Information Centr​e ​​of the 
University of Stellenbosch​ (NICUS)

Useful links

    • Cancer Association of So​uth Afri​​ca
      T​he Cancer Association of South Africa has as its Mission Statement to substantially reduce the impact of cancer by promoting health in all communities within South Africa, through advocacy and the sustainable facilitation of research, prevention, early detection and care. 

    • Heart Foundation : South Afr​​ica
      The Heart Foundation is a community-based organisation established to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the population of South Africa by providing education and supporting research.

    • Diabetes South Africa

    • Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA)
      The Institute exists to optimise the sporting performance and health of all South Africans through the execution, application and dissemination of science.

    • Allergy Society of South Africa
      ALLSA is the national Allergy Society of South Africa representing all related allied health professionals.

    • Allergy Advisor
      Allergy Advisor for the assessment and management of adverse reactions due to allergy, food intolerance, additives, preservatives and substances naturally occurring in food and the environment.

    • The South African Department of Health

    • The Health Systems Trust
      Health Systems Trust is a dynamic independent non-government organisation established in 1992 to support the transformation of the South African health system. The trust actively supports the current and future development of a comprehensive health care system through strategies designed to promote equity and efficiency in health and health care delivery.

    • Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)
      MISSION: To use the expertise of dietitians to educate and motivate all South Africans to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition.

    • Society for Parenteral en Enteral Nutrition (SASPEN)
      SASPEN is active in the Southern African region, promoting nutrition research and all forms of nutritional education.

    • Nutrition Society of South Africa
      MISSION: To provide leadership and mentorship, based on appropriate research, in policy formulation, education and training, and practice of nutrition through advocacy and dissemination of information.

    • Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPSCA)
      The Council, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice.

    • Board of Health Funders of Southern Africa

    • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
      The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations

    • South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition (SAJCN)

    • PubMed

    • Science Direct

    • Worlds Health Organisation
      The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

    • AfroAIDSinfo
      Your knowledge hub in the fight against HIV/AIDS - Promoting thought leaders among researchers, health professionals, policy makers, educators and the public. Information on this portal is derived from scientific research with a southern African focus.

    • International Life Sciences Institute
      Founded in 1978, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation that seeks to improve the well-being of the general public through the pursuit of balanced science. Its goal is to further the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment by bringing together scientists from academia, government, and industry.

    • National Institutes of Health
      Begun as a one-room Laboratory of Hygiene in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S.

    • Association for Dietetics in South Africa

    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    • British Dietetic Association

    • Dietetics Association of Australia

    • International Confederations of Dietetic Associations

    • QuakWatch
      Quackwatch, Inc., a member of Consumer Federation of America, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.

    • Federal Trade Commission
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works to ensure that the nation’s markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers. Experience demonstrates that competition among firms yields products at the lowest prices, spurs innovation and strengthens the economy. Markets also work best when consumers can make informed choices based on accurate information. 

    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
      The FDA provides accurate, timely and useful FDA-related information to the public including consumers, health professionals, regulated industry, legislators and their staffs, other government agencies, and the news media.