Guyana, Barbados Collaborate On Healthier School Meals

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Barbados is looking to Guyana to provide healthier inputs to add to the current school meals menu to control rising childhood obesity.

According to the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley pledged to deepen cooperation in this area with Barbados’ CARICOM neighbour.

During a courtesy call with senior officials from Banks DIH Limited at Ilaro Court, Mottley made the pledge.

She emphasised the importance of healthy eating habits in children.

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In addition, the Barbados PM mentioned the role that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security can play in reducing the spending at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to treat diabetes and obesity in the future.

“We need to start to change the way in which our children eat at every level and I have asked Agriculture to be intimately involved based on the produce available,” the BGIS quoted her saying.


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  1. Well well well Barbados a step ahead of us ALWAYS. I like how they calabo with Guyana these days in regards to food security interesting. We should reach out too and do the same, we have to establish a greater unification proclamation within Caricom more than ever. I tell you all already Guyana is a bread basket, stop looking at the US for everything, Venezuela has oil which the same US quietly trying to teef back, but they shame so it’s hush hush. We need to work as one and stop been bias against one another. Stop with your majee conspiracy theory about marshall law, we are stronger in numbers.

  2. Childhood obesity has risen since 2020 and they know it. Y’all implemented lockdown where children had to be kept indoors inactive, scared to even run around in their yards….now they want to fight rising childhood obesity. Create a problem then be a saviour by pretending to have a solution to problems. People should have been alolwed to live their lives normally as is being done now. Children should have been allowed to go to school normally to build immunity to all childhood diseases and most importantly to run around and play, thereby decreasing their risk of childhood obesity.


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