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In the previous issue of CAJANUS, some commonly used Caribbean staple foods, fruits and vegetables as well as legumes and nuts were presented. The remaining two of the six Caribbean Food Groups, namely Foods from Animals, and Fats and Oils are the focus of this issue that highlights many

attractive and healthy choices.

 

For over forty years in the Caribbean, we have been using growth references to help in assessing and monitoring the nutritional status of young children. WHO has released new child growth references which will replace those currently used in the region and elsewhere.

Over the last 10 to 15 years, various regional institutions in the Caribbean have developed protocols for the clinical management of chronic diseases.

In the late 1990s, the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), developed a training manual on the dietary management of diabetes, hypertension and obesity, aimed at primary health workers.

Due to a widespread demand the manual, CFNI recognized the need for a formal protocol to be developed for use in primary settings. In collaboration with the Caribbean Program Coordination Office of the Pan American Health Organization (CPC/PAHO), CFNI embarked on the development of a regional protocol for the nutritional management of diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

This issue is dedicated to a five-year project of the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), aimed at the incorporation of nutrition in the treatment and management of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean.

 

Nutrition is an essential component of healthy living both for those infected with HIV and those who are not. Healthy eating has an important role to play in the holistic approach to better living. We hope that in these two editions of Cajanus we have helped all those living with the virus and those caring for them to have a better understanding of how and why healthy eating can lead to better living.

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