Child Protection A Priority For Government

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The protection of children and their human rights is a priority for the Barbados Government. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion recently during a courtesy call by UNICEF’s Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott said Government was committed …

Childhood Obesity Clinic To Be Launched

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As Barbados celebrates Caribbean Wellness Week, September 9 to 15, the Winston Scott Polyclinic will launch its childhood obesity clinic catering to children aged two to 18, with the first patients being seen on Wednesday. Other activities planned at the polyclinic this week to mark the regional event include dental and eye screening, breast screening, pap smears, exercise sessions and …

Labour Ministry Supports Breastfeeding At Work

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“There is nothing to stop employers from forging ahead with plans to create a mother and baby friendly environment”. This is the view of Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan who spoke in support of breastfeeding in the workplace at the Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation (BCNF) meeting yesterday, at the Savannah Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. …

Campaign To Combat Childhood Obesity Launched

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Government is examining the feasibility of restricting foods high in salt, fat and sugar from the school environment and from being marketed to children. This is one of the initiatives the Ministry of Health is exploring as it seeks to address the issue of childhood obesity in Barbados. The disclosure came from Health and Wellness Minister, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, …

Commission Applauds Youth Initiative

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The National Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Commission has applauded a youth initiative aimed at drawing attention to childhood obesity and other issues related to unhealthy lifestyle practices. It is Schools Against Non-Communicable Diseases, which announced plans this week for a Charity Fun Walk and Health Fair next Tuesday, July 4. Chairman of the NCD Commission, Professor Sir Trevor Hassell, stated: …

National Plan of Action for Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity A Continuing Concern

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Obese children are not only at higher risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, but they might also experience social and psychological problems such as discrimination, bullying, low self-esteem and social isolation. This was asserted by Minister of Health Minister, John Boyce as he was speaking at the opening ceremony of a meeting convened by the …

Fight Against Childhood Obesity

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(Stock Photo) More than 900 primary school children are currently participating in an intervention programme aimed at combatting childhood obesity in Barbados. The programme, mounted by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Barbados Drug Service and the Ministry of Education, features a series of interactive mini-lectures on the topic: Smart Eating – Children Making Healthy Food Choices. The …