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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 […]

Some Parents Not Using $5 School Feeding Programme in Nevis

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.

Pan American Journal of Public Health Publishes POSDEVAL Thematic Issue

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 […]

$5 a Day School Feeding Programme in Nevis

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.

FaN Congratulates Prof. Samuels on Selection as a One Health Lancet Commissioner

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 […]

Something Special Happening Nevis Schools

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.

FaN Project and Partners a Step Closer to Addressing Gap in HFLE Curriculum

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 […]

One Major Challenge in Trying to Be Successful as a Farmer

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.

Caribbean People Are Eating More Local, Fresh Food

Nevisian farmer, Donald Daniel believes that Caribbean people are eating more local, fresh food and there are multiple advantages of this new trend.

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.