Home arrow Publications arrow Nyam News
Nyam News

Bi weekly publication.  For older issues please visit this link.

DocumentsDate added

Order by : Name | Date | Hits | [ Ascendant ]

Is it possible that the use of herbs (and spices) can improve the taste of our foods and also positively impact our health? Herbs (and spices) are widely used in the Caribbean in many ways.

Eating to live or living to eat:  Why do we eat? Do we eat only because we are hungry, or do we eat for other reasons? In fact, the reason we eat is not just governed by hunger, but there are many other factors that drive us to eat. Here, we examine some key factors that influence our eating behaviours which ultimately determine if we eat to live or live to eat.

Aging is an inevitable natural process. It results in changes to several
organs which function less efficiently leading to the development
of disease. Research has shown that the risk of chronic disorders
increases significantly with age. Good nutrition can slow the disease
process, and assist the individual to have a longer life. It is very
important that elderly persons engage in good nutrition practices by
eating a variety of foods from the six food groups and being physically
active to delay or prevent the onset of diseases.

The incidence of diabetes continues to increase in the Caribbean due to many contributing factors, but the most significant factors are directly linked to prevalence of sedentary lifestyle, diet and obesity. In this issue of Nyam News we willexplore why it is so important to practise a healthy lifestyle through physical activity to prevent or control diabetes.

School aged children require a varied balance of foods from the six
food groups for overall growth and health. Eating healthy assists
their full potential in physical and mental development. Children
require sufficient energy and nutrients to meet the needs of their
growing bodies. Adequate protein is needed for the formation of bone
tissue and lean body mass. Iron is essential for growth, the immune
system and cognitive functions.

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next > End >>
Results 21 - 25 of 36

Image Gallery

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

Caribbean Food & Nutrition Institute
Jamaica Centre

University of the West Indies Campus Mona, P. O. Box 140, Kingston 7, Jamaica
Tel: 1 (876) 927-1540-1; 1 (876) 927-1927 Fax: 1 (876) 927-2657  E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Caribbean Food & Nutrition Institute
Trinidad Centre

University of the West Indies Campus St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
Tel: 1 (868) 645-2917;1 (868) 663-1544 Fax:1 (868) 663-1544  E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
© Pan American Health Organization. All rights reserved.