Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Push for healthier options on menus


Share post:

There is an appeal to Barbadians to change their diets and lifestyles.

That is the challenge from Prime Minister Mia Mottley during her Budget Address  in the House of Assembly today.

Mottley mentioned her own battle with thyroid problem, which is triggered by stress.

She said her government plans to work with the Ministry of Agriculture to have more local fruits on Bajan tables.

“We want to start a conversation with the fast food establishment…these will be told let us work together”, she said.

She said it was time to start having healthier options on menus.

 “Let us have some stuff grown, let us have ground provisions.

We need to serve more sweet potato, yam, and green bananas.

We need to reduce to content of sugar in the juices. It is the only way to fight childhood obesity,” she noted.

Mottley said she hoped these conversations will be successful. (CM)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Public schools reopen next week

Public schools will reopen next week for the final school term of the academic year 2023-2024. Term III, also...

Met Office monitoring dust haze

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) is closely monitoring a large plume of dust haze in the eastern Atlantic today. The...

Jamaican cop killed in the line of duty

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), has described as “a very sad moment” the death of police...

Tennis Centre eyeing successive titles

Defending champions Tennis Centre will have the chance to become just the third club to win three successive...