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To aid planning, countries and regions develop and use Food Group Plans, Dietary Guide lines and exchange foods within groups.

Policy dialogue - technical meeting on poverty alleviation and food security strategies in the Caribbean.

Chronic non-communicable nutrition-related diseases are the main causes of disability, illness and death in the Caribbean.

With the increasing cost of hospitalization, treating complications, loss of productive capacity and the impact on quality of life, more emphasis needs to be placed on the pivotal role of nutrition in the effective management of these diseases at the primary care level.

Poster promoting nutrient requirements for individuals showing different  lifestayle practices e.g.professional athletes and professionals in other categories for healthy lifestyles in celebration of Caribbean Nutrition Day, June 1, 2009


Over the years fats have been implicated as a contributor in the development of a number of conditions and diseases especially heart disease. Animal fats, the main contributor of saturated fatty acids, were once used in the food industry for baking and frying. When these were found to increase the risk of heart disease, food companies sought alternatives to these fats and oils sources. This was industry's way of responding to recommendations from the scientific community as well as teachings from dietetics professionals. Butter is a popular animal fat loaded with saturated fatty acids. An alternative was sought. Liquid vegetable oils are not stable to heat and go rancid easily.

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