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A Public health intervention: SOPH breakfast drive

In March 2017, in response to reports of acute hunger on our campus, and knowing that large numbers of students were going to class on an empty stomach, the School of Public Health started offering students a basic breakfast twice a week.

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings (limited to those days due to budget constraints, although we would like to expand) we offer a bowl of porridge, a cup of coffee, a piece of fruit, and, for those who do not have lunch, a peanut butter sandwich. We keep it very simple on purpose to make resources stretch. The initiative is still going strong, and the need not subsiding. Photos and updates of the initiative can be found on our facebook page (@uwcsoph).

If you want to learn more, please contact Janine Kader (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Tamlin Petersen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Uta Lehmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or give us a call at the SOPH (021-9592809)

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School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
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Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809 | Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872 | Email: mppetersen@uwc.ac.za