Unhealthy diets, dominated by widely available and affordable processed foods, high in sugars, fats and salt, have been fuelling silent obesity and noncommunicable diseases (NCD) epidemics in the region.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the vulnerability of persons living with NCDs, who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and placed tremendous strain on national and regional food systems.
We need to prioritise action on NCDs and childhood obesity, emphasizing that children need nutritious foods in order to grow, learn and thrive.
A multimedia communications campaign by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, PAHO, UNICEF and the OECS Commission in the Caribbean
Follow the campaign on radio and social media, or download and share the resources you will find below.
Stay tuned for more content soon!
@PAHOCaribbean - @HealthCaribbean
@PAHOWHOCaribbean - @GettheMessage
Visit the webpage on Front-of-package warning labeling in the Caribbean to learn more about this key policy tool to regulate obesogenic environments and beat obesity and NCDs.
Download and share the following Public Service Announcements (PSA)
Click on the play button (▶) to listen the audios, or download them by right-clicking on play button (▶) and selecting the save as option.