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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.  

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 […]