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Drivers for Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean

Principal Investigator of the “Household Nutrition Security in CARICOM” (FaN) project, Prof. Alafia Samuels, talks about the drivers for childhood obesity in the Caribbean with secondary school-aged children in Barbados recently.  

Jamaica’s Minister of Health Designated As FaN Policy Entrepreneur

Household Nutrition Security Project designates Minister Tufton as Policy Entrepreneur; Collaborates on Jamaican Moves The “Household Nutrition Security in CARICOM” (FaN) project recently met with newly designated “Policy Entrepreneur”, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s Minister of Health and has agreed to collaborate with the Ministry on Jamaica Moves initiatives. During the meeting, Minister Tufton […]

CXC Progress, New Research Prompts Changes to Curriculum

CXC Progress – New research from the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre has resulted in changes being made to the Caribbean Examination Council’s curriculum for children of two age groups.

St Kitts and Nevis Safe, Local Food Supplementing School Meals

St Kitts and Nevis is supplementing its school meals programme with safe, local food. Hear more from Ronald ‘Banky’ King, an Extension Officer with the Department of Agriculture in Nevis.

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 […]