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Household Nutrition Project to Enter New Phase

With stakeholder meetings in the three project countries of Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines now complete, the project team, recently briefed   the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) of suggested interventions to improve the dietary patterns of regional consumers. Principal Investigator, Prof. Alafia Samuels, told PAC members, Director Emeritus, PAHO, Sir George […]

Caribbean People Should Grow More of Their Own Food

Ronald ‘Banky’ King is an Extension Officer with the Department of Agriculture in Nevis. He shares the Ministry’s efforts to supplement the school feeding programme with safe, local food. Mr. King encourages Caribbean people to grow more of their own food to ensure that we lower our food import bill and to ensure that you […]

Farmers Experience Some Challenges in Nevis

Ronald ‘Banky’ King is an Extension Officer with the Department of Agriculture in Nevis. These officers assist homeowners, school children, teachers and farmers. Although farmers experience some challenges in Nevis, agriculture is still a lucrative way to make a living.

Making Sense of the Information Gathered from the FaN Project

The research team from the Household Nutrition Security Project is gathering information on the food system, from people at various stages of the food chain, in St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and St, Vincent and the Grenadines. Researcher, Leonor Guariguata, explains how the team is making sense of all the information gathered from the Household […]

When You Eat Local Does it Automatically Mean it’s Healthy?

When you eat local does it automatically mean it’s healthy? What drives food choices in the region? These are some of the questions the new Food and Nutrition project is structured to investigate in Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent. Dr. Madhuvanti “Maddy” Murphy is the Qualitative Lead for the Food and Nutrition […]

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 […]