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Heart Foundation of Jamaica Shares Sugary Drink Campaigns With SERHA' s Staff

May 10, 2018  |  Kingston

A representative from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica seated (right), explained to staff members at the Regional Office, SERHA that they should read the food labels and take notes of the added sugar content in drinks and other food items before purchasing them. Other seated (right), Ms. Vonetta Nurse, Advocacy Officer of the Global Health Advocacy Project, Heart Foundation of Jamaica

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica was invited by the Public Relations Department, SERHA to conduct an educational session at the Regional Office in New Kingston on May 10, 2018. The purpose of the session is to inform staff members about the harms of sugary drinks and its negative impact on health.

In addition,  the representatives from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica presented on the new obesity prevention campaign which seeks to encourage Jamaicans to reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets and prompt them to purchase healthier options including water for their children and themselves. The campaigns show that excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to obesity both in adults and children.

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