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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The St Kitts and Nevis school feeding programme is an impressive one which encourages the consumption of fresh, nutritious, local food at a small cost but some parents don’t utilize this service.
The Pan American Journal of Public Health has published a thematic issue on the Port of Spain Declaration Evaluation (POSDEVAL) carried out by an international and regional team of researchers who assessed the 2007 CARICOM Heads of Government Port-of-Spain NCD Summit Declaration. The Journal was formally launched at the Annual CARPHA scientific meeting in Port […]
The Household Nutrition Security Project met Tracy Parris, a Community Development Officer from Nevis and most importantly a parent. She is a fan of the country’s $5 a day School Feeding Programme in offering fresh more nutritious meals for students.
The Household Food and Nutrition Security Project team extends congratulations to Principal Investigator, Prof. T. Alafia Samuels on her recent appointment as a Lancet One Health Commissioner. This initiative convened the inaugural meeting of the approximately 20 Commissioners from around the world who are experts in One Health related fields. Over a period of three […]
The Household Nutrition Security Project team has found something special happening in the schools in Nevis… and it is changing how the children view agriculture and local food.
A review of the current Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum by the Household Nutrition Security (FaN) project has highlighted a gap in attention to issues at the early childhood and primary school levels. The areas to be enhanced are related to unhealthy eating and inadequate physical activity, two of the […]
Nevisian farmer, Donald Daniel says one major challenge in trying to be successful as a farmer is the actions of some of his own people.