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CXC Looking to Include Curriculum Content on NCDs

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), supported by the new IDRC funded, UWI led project, Household Nutrition Security project, is looking at the revision of the curriculum of some subjects to include more content about Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors. Learn more from the principal investigator with the Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health […]

What is the Impact of Marketing of Unhealthy Food to Children?

Hear a perspective on the impact of marketing of unhealthy food to children from principal investigator with the Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in CARICOM (FaN) project, Professor Alafia Samuels.

Regional Food Import Bills and the Cost of Inputs in Agriculture are Skyrocketing

Regional food import bills and the cost of inputs in agriculture are skyrocketing and there is a shift from local food production to growing for export. This from Principal Investigator with the Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in CARICOM (FaN) project, Professor Alafia Samuels, who also recently spoke to regional agriculture policy makers and technocrats […]

CXC Planning to Include NCDs in their Curriculum

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), supported by the new IDRC funded, UWI led project, Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in CARICOM (FaN), is in the process of revising the curriculum of some subjects to include more content about Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) and their risk factors. According to Principal Investigator of the project, Prof. […]

Despite Challenges, Regional Agriculture Heads Keen to Help in Health

With regional food import bills and the cost of inputs in agriculture skyrocketing and a shift from local food production to growing for export, it is difficult to say if progress has been made in agriculture over the past ten years. This from Principal Investigator with the Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in […]

FaN on St. Kitts Local Radio Show

As featured in the June FaN bulletin, the project was discussed by Prof T. Alafia Samuels, Mrs. Latoya M. Duncan and Dr. Waneisha Jones on a local radio station in St. Kitts – ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation. On the radio show ‘Working for You’, hosted by Mr. Lesroy Williams, they discussed NCDs, their varied impacts, strategies […]

Obesity fight: Marathon not a sprint

Jamaica Observer – June 10, 2018. “Pork is red meat, people!” That was the message from Professor Alafia Samuels, director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at The University of the West Indies in Barbados, as she warned those in attendance at the opening ceremony for the Medical Association of Jamaica’s 2018 Symposium Jamaica Pegasus […]

Let’s unite to fight the obesity plague

Jamaica Observer – June 08, 2018. The Government has taken the sensible approach in giving at least six months’ notice that it will, starting in January 2019, enforce restrictions on the use of sugary drinks in the diets of students and public health patients as part of efforts to combat growing obesity in the country. Health […]

When the sugar too sweet

Jamaica Observer – June 08, 2018. Member of Parliament Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of health, is not a “joke man” when he says that schoolchildren have to give up on the sweet drinks and do the right thing — drink nice, fresh water, and keep their young bodies healthy and pure, yuh nuh! All right, […]

Doctors to focus on obesity at three-day symposium

Jamaica Observer – June 05, 2018. The spotlight will be on obesity at this year’s staging of Medical Association of Jamaica’s (MAJ’s) three-day symposium, which starts on Thursday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. The symposium will be held under the distinguished patronage of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and under the theme ‘Obesity: […]