Author Archives: Proword Support
NCD Battle: The Ministry of Health vs Fried Food Culture

2018, the World Health Organization data showed NCD’s were estimated to be the cause of 81 per cent of deaths on island with cardiovascular diseases making up 36 per cent of that number. If there is one thing that can be said about the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is that dey […]

Eating In Balance – What Does it Mean to Eat Healthily?

Having a balanced diet means more than just excluding some foods, it means carefully looking at what you need in order to get all the necessary nutrients.

Itasha Loves Everything Ital!

Her choice to go vegan caused many friends and some family members to question her lifestyle choices; but now she not only feeds her family plant based meals but Itasha Williams also started a successful business out of her interest and love for ital food.

We Don’t Want Nuh Fry Food!

Too much fried food could be helping to kill you. Study after study points to the negative impact a diet high in fried foods can have…but there is hope! Take a listen to what SVG Community Dietician in the Ministry of Health, Nutrition Unit, Carlva Weekes has to say!

Dauphine Cato – A farmer with a dream

If you have traversed the bustling streets of Kingstown, chances are you may have spotted Dauphine Cato- a quiet, unassuming vegetable vendor who plies her trade along Middle Street. At first glance, Dauphine seemed like just another vendor in the deluge of others hustling on any available corner or alley in the capital of St.Vincent […]

Women Farmers are Making their Mark!

Women are just as good at farming as men, all they need to do is start! So says President of the SVG Rural Women’s Producers, Dauphine Cato who has been a farmer for more than 20 years!

Plant Your Own Food!

If you don’t grow the food necessary to feed your population you’ll forever rely on the products of others to help you to do so. Its up to each and every one of us to take steps to feed ourselves, our households and our communities! Have a listen to farmer and President of the SVG […]

Meet Dauphine Cato

You may have seen her ply her trade along Middle Street, but if not, we’d like to introduce you to farmer and President of the SVG Rural Women’s Producers, Dauphine Cato. This quiet and friendly vendor told us how she got started in agriculture and what challenges she faced.

Local Residents in Jamaica Discuss Their Eating Habits

Most people know they should eat healthily, on a recent visit to one of the FaN project sites, Jamaica we spoke with some of the local residents about their eating habits.

Agriculture sector not as vibrant as it should be

The FaN project is trying to understand the food chain, the drivers of buying decisions and consumption patterns in St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica. Researchers have gained a wealth of information from stakeholders. Mr. Solomon Morton President of the St. Kitts Farmers’ Cooperative and Director of the Agricultural Alliance […]