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Push for healthier options on menus

Carol Martindale ,

Added 20 March 2019

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley.(Picture by Sandy Pitt)

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)

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