The Ministry of Health is placing special prominence on nurturing healthy lifestyles in students across the island. A ban on sodas and sugary treats is the main thrust of the message of the Nutrition Unit to schools around the island. The Nutrition Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness is employing new strategies all in an effort to sensitize the entire school population on the dangers of excessive consumption of sugars and sodas. On Thursday March 28th, the Nutrition Unit visited the Vide Bouteille Secondary School, as their first target. Nutritionist in the Ministry of Health Fadia Campbell explains that the Ministry really wants the student population to adopt healthier lifestyles by eating more fruits and vegetables and their peas, beans, legumes and also to drink lots of water and also be very active. Campbell underscored the importance of engaging in healthy lifestyle practices.

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