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FJ Henry

Healthy Eating in Jamaica: The Cost Factor

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.116
Pages: 
181–5
Synopsis: 
Commonly consumed foods and all available foods were studied to determine whether healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy alternatives in Jamaica. Healthy foods can be afforded if nutritionally informed choices are made, particularly for economically vulnerable families. Efforts to provide appropriate nutritional information should be expanded and strengthened.

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Objective: This study was conducted to determine the importance of food cost in securing a healthy diet to combat non-communicable diseases. Several studies have evaluated whether healthier foods or diets cost more but a full range of health criteria has rarely been explored. Rather than merely comparing high and low energy dense foods, this study also included type of fat, vitamin, mineral and fibre content of foods in classifying them as healthy and less healthy.

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09 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Jun, 2015

Revisiting Plant Fats and Health in the Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.091
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1–2
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Accepted: 
07 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Obesity Prevention: The Key to Non-communicable Disease Control

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446–51
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Strategies to prevent obesity in the Caribbean should focus on policy actions in various sectors to change the environment. This will allow individuals better opportunities to make healthier lifestyle choices.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Food and Nutrition Research in the Caribbean

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Pages: 
338–50
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Research at the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute over the years has focussed on food insecurity and obesity in the Caribbean. This paper shows that efforts to improve nutritional status must be located in both the immediate and underlying factors if success is to be sustained.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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