The first-ever Caribbean Wellness Day
was celebrated on September 13, 2008. The high-profile event was kicked off by heads of government, ministers of health, and other dignitaries, and included scores of activities in dozens of communities promoting physical activity, healthy eating, and greater awareness about chronic disease control and treatment and the links between healthy living, risk factors, and longer, healthier lives. The chief target audience was adults 40 and over who currently engage in little or no physical activity. The key message was: you can live a longer, healthier life by following a few key pointers: don't smoke, consume no more than two alcoholic drinks per day, eat more fruits and vegetables and less salt and fat, and exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Caribbean Wellness Day was proposed in the Declaration of Port-of-Spain, issued at the end of the historic CARICOM Heads of State Summit on chronic diseases in Trinidad and Tobago in September 2007.
The graphic material prepared for Caribbean Wellness Day 2009 can be downloaded in this site to be printed locally.
Read more: Graphic material for Caribbean Wellness Day 2009
This jingle by Richie Stephens may be used by radio stations and other media to promote Caribbean Wellness Day. There are four different versions: 30", 1-minute, 3-minute, and a music 'bed' that can be used for voice-overs.
Read more: Caribbean Wellness Day 2009 Jingle