Barbados’ costly health dilemma was in sharp focus yesterday as school canteen operators complained that children rejected nutritious snacks, while a call went out for health professionals to lead by example.
And in an immediate response to that call, the island’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Joy St John admitted to being overweight and announced she was determined to practise what she preaches.
She said she had joined the Ministry of Health’s line dance class and “every day I will practice the dances I have learnt for that week.”
She described line dancing as a great stress reliever and said it was her way of increasing activity and having fun.
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