The Grow Great Campaign’s work is informed by the latest research in the childhood nutrition landscape as well as by the realities of the South African context. On this page we share information that is useful, insightful and relevant to our work and that of our stakeholders.
Annual Report 2022
Grow Great is a national campaign that aims to mobilise South Africa to halve stunting in young children by 2023. Grow Great tackles the drivers of stunting in young children, pushing for national change while supporting local action.
2022 provided an opportunity for the Grow Great Campaign to drive significant progress towards meeting its Phase I goals. We were granted an extension year by our funders to catch up on targets, making up for some of the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
BROCHURES & INFOGRAPHICS
2022 Grow Great zero Stunting now! sUMMIT RESOURCEs
Grow Great seminar 2019 presentations
ARTICLES & Reports
Grow Great CoCare Maternal Support Study Follow-up Report 2022
This report details the findings from the CoCare study, which looked at the effects of providing pregnant women and new mothers with a digital food voucher between 2020 and 2021, and focuses on the follow-up phase. Download the full report here.
flourish alumni survey 2022
To understand the impact of Flourish pregnancy and mom & baby classes, Grow Great tasked ikapadata with conducting a survey of Flourish alumni from the beginning of October until the end of November, 2021. Download the full report here.
Grow Great stunting Survey REPORT (mqanduli) 2021
In 2019, Grow Great, in partnership with Philani Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition Trust and Nelson Mandela University conducted a study profiling the nutritional status of children under five in Mqanduli and surrounding villages. The results of this study are now available. Download them below.
Grow Great stunting Survey REPORT (Worcester) 2021
The study we conducted in partnership with Stellenbosch University on four neighbourhoods in Worcester set out to respond to two objectives: to describe the prevalence of stunting in children under five years of age by means of a cross-sectional survey, and to collect data on evidence-based drivers of stunting to inform locally relevant intervention design.
Grow Great CoCare Maternal Support Study 2021
Grow Great conducted a study on pregnant CoCare voucher recipients, many of whom had experienced hunger, poor mental health, and economic insecurity in the months following the national lockdown that was imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Pregnancy is a time of increased vulnerability for mothers and their unborn children, who need nutritious food for a healthy pregnancy and a foundation for good growth respectively.
Impact of eggs on stunting
Eggs are a good source of nutrients for growth and development. We hypothesized that introducing eggs early during complementary feeding would improve child nutrition…
Eggs, the uncracked potential for improving maternal and young child nutrition
Eggs have been consumed throughout human history, though the full potential of this nutritionally complete food has yet to be realized in many resource-poor settings around the world…
2016 South African Demographic & Health Survey
This is the South Africa I know the home I understand through the lens of how we reproduce life by giving birth, regulate it through contraception, live it through education, work, accumulation and enjoyment of material and non-material resources…
attachment and Bonding
Our video about bonding, please watch or download.
Breastfeeding in the workplace
Our video about breastfeeding in the workplace, please watch or download.
Our video about complimentary feeding, please watch or download.
Grow Great introduction
Our Grow Great introduction, please watch or download.
Our video about mental health, please watch or download.
Our video about recognising pregnancy, please watch or download.