Food for thought
BOTH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS are pushing for children to eat nourishing food, as the age where Barbadians are developing chronic non-communicable diseases is falling.
Most children have a natural liking for “junk” food high in sugar and salt and the fact that those snacks are being sold just outside the school gates makesthe situation worse.
The DAILY NATION spoke to some vendors who have set up shop near schools to find out their thoughts on healthy eating and if the schools had ever approached them about the issue.
Sadieann King sells popcorn from home directly opposite the Eagle Hall primary school gate. While popcorn itself is not considered unhealthy, the salt it usually comes with is, and that was what King said she was trying to discourage.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.