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

May 10, 2018  |  Kingston

Ms. Vonetta Nurse, Advocacy Officer of the Global Health Advocacy Project and a representative from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica encouraged staff members at the Regional Office, SERHA to read the labels and to take note of the added sugar content in drinks and other food items before purchasing them.

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica was invited by the Public Relations Department, SERHA to conducted an educational session at the Regional Office in New Kingston on May 10, 2018 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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