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UTech partners with Nestlé (Jamaica) & CAC for Healthy Eating Campaign July 14, 2015

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The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) in partnership with Nestlé Jamaica Limited and the Consumer Affairs Commission will launch a Healthy Eating campaign on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at UTech’s Papine campus.  Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, MP is scheduled to deliver the feature address and declare the campaign open.

The launch of the  Healthy Eating campaign follows from the research findings of a UTech Study on the “Cost of  Healthy Eating in Jamaica,” led by Prof. Fitzroy Henry, Professor of Public Health Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, UTech, which used a biological benchmark to quantitatively assess vulnerability of families.  The study compared the cost of eating a standard diet from six food groups using healthy and less healthy foods, utilising a wide range of health criteria.  The researchers also compared the cost of what is commonly eaten with what could be the cheapest possible way to obtain a 2,400 kcal balanced diet.



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Drought Conditions: Treat Water for Safety! July 10, 2015

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Treat Water for Safety

Persons Urged to Treat Water Before Consuming in Light of the Current Drought

Director, Health Promotion and Protection, Dr. Sonia Copeland says in light of the present drought conditions and the increase in the storage of water, persons are being urged to treat their water before consuming.

“Usually at this time we see an increase in persons collecting water from various untreated sources including rivers and streams. This water may not be safe for consumption,” she says.

Dr. Copeland says the ways to make water safe include adding bleach and boiling.  READ MORE HERE.


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University of Technology, Jamaica

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