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FaN Bulletin September 2021Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – August/September 2021

  • Webinars
    • Shifting to Sustainable, Healthy Diets
    • FaN Country Webinars
  •  Research
    • FaN PAHO Supplement on Food and Nutrition in the Caribbean
  • Interventions
    • Official Launch of the Women’s Farmers Academy
    • Official Launch of the Food4ChangeCaribbean Story Writing Competition
    • Creating Community Spaces for Healthy Food Patterns
    • Promotion
  • FaN Project Team Spotlight
    • On July 25th Professor Alafia Samuels joined a panel of distinguished public health specialists as part of the Jamaica Observer’s Your Health Your Wealth series.

FaN Bulletin July 2021Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – June/July 2021

  • Research
    • FaN Country Team Update and Revitalization Webinar Series- Launch of the SKN Country Team Webinar Series
  • Interventions
    • Food 4 Change Caribbean (F4CC) Grocery Grab Competition
    • Trans Fats in Jamaica’s food supply
    • Front of package labelling
  • FaN Project Team Spotlight
    • Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) 65th Annual Health Research Conference: Nutrition: Food Security was chaired by Prof. Alafia Samuels, and included 2 FaN research outputs by Dr. Madhuvanti Murphy & Mr. Samuel Gabriel
    • Virtual Presentations
      • Prof. Alafia Samuels (FaN Principal Investigator) – Obesity policy recommendation for the Caribbean
      • Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) – Our Food, Our Health, Our People Accelerating Healthy Food Policies to Tackle NCDs: Mr. David Neilands, Steering and Working Group Committee Member, recently moderated an HCC panel discussion

FaN Bulletin May 2021Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – April/May 2021

  • Ongoing activities
    • Communities: 15 Merit and Needs-Based Grant Projects to Improve Livelihoods Among Vulnerable Groups in Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The FaN Community Spotlight – Recently FaN had the opportunity to interview, 20 year old Zachary Moore, youth advocate
  • FaN Project Team Spotlight
    • Academic Publication – Ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption in Barbados: evidence from a nationally representative, cross-sectional study
    • Virtual Presentations
      • Prof. Alafia Samuels (FaN Principal Investigator) – Obesity policy recommendation for the Caribbean
      • Mr. David Neilands (Steering and Working Group Member) – Combatting obesity through food security interventions

FaN Bulletin March 2021Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – February/March 2021

  • Interventions
    • Project Sustainability
    • Schools: Story Writing Competition for Health & Family Life Education curriculum
    • Communities: Helen’s Daughters & the Women Farmers Agricultural Academy
    • Planned Activities with faith-based organizations
    • Communities: Creating Spaces for Healthy Eating
  • Ongoing activities
    • Communities: 15 Small Grant Projects to Improve Livelihoods Among Vulnerable Groups in Jamaica, SKN, SVG
    • Communities: Marketable Meals Competition
  • FaN Project Team Spotlight: University Student Life and Learning – Challenges for Change” edited by FaN’s Research Lead, Professor Fitzroy Henry

FaN Bulletin January 2021Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – January 2021

  • Research
    • Caribbean Child Research Conference
      • Healthy Eating and Active Living in Schools- Challenges and Interventions (Prof. Samuels)
      • Children nowadays doh eat dem tings! Understanding food consumption in the Caribbean (Dr. Murphy)
      • Gender, Food and Nutrition Children’s Right to Health (Dr. Dunn)
      • The Impact of COVID-19 on Household Food Security in the Caribbean (Prof. Henry)
  • FaN Project Team Spotlight: Dr. Waneisha Jones the FaN project’s first Project Manager

FaN Bulletin November 2020Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – November 2020

  • Research
    • Jamaica Food Consumption Survey
    • The Impact of COVID-19 on Household Food Security in the Caribbean
  • Interventions
    • Schools
    • Communities
    • Farmers Academy
  • FaN Project Team Spotlight: This month we congratulate Dr. Arlette Saint Ville

FaN Bulletin July & August 2019Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – July & August 2019

FaN Bulletin May & June 2019Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – May & June 2019

  • FaN Congratulates Principal Investigator, Samuels and Research Lead, Dunn
  • Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Curriculum Revision Workshop, Bridgetown, Barbados, 28-30 May 2019
  • CXC Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) Integrated Science Panel Meeting Bridgetown, Barbados, 13-17 May 2019
  • Launch of POSDEVAL Revista Supplement, 20 June 2019, Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and more….

FaN Bulletin March and April 2019

Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – March & April 2019

During March and April, the FaN project carried out the following:

  • FaN Partners with The Jamaica Ministry Of Health Jamaica Moves Initiative, 26 March 2019
  • Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Curriculum Revision Workshops, Bridgetown, Barbados, 26-28 March & 2-4 April 2019

FaN Bulletin January and February 2019Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – January & February 2019

During January and February, the FaN project held two (2) meetings:

  • Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Curriculum Revision Steering Committee Meeting, Bridgetown, Barbados, 22 January 2019
  • FaN Project Advisory Committee Meeting, Bridgetown, Barbados, 24 January 2019

FaN Bulletin November 2018Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – November 2018

During the month of November, the FaN project conducted three (3) workshops:

  • a one-day focus group in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)
  • one-day Farm-to-Fork project follow-up in St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and
  • the joint SKN and SVG Group Model Building Workshop

FaN Bulletin October 2018Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – October 2018

During the month of October, the FaN project has completed various project milestones including:

  • Fifteenth Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October 2018
  • CXC CCSLC Integrated Science Review Meeting Bridgetown, Barbados, 17-19 October 2018
  • Group Model Building Workshop Kingston, Jamaica, 23-24 October 2018

FaN Bulletin September 2018

Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – September 2018

Including:

  • Project Set-up
  • Objective 2: Qualitative Data Collection
  • Objective 3: Farm to Fork follow-up
  • Objective 3: Interventions
  • Objective 4: Building Capacity
  • Objective 4: Dissemination

FaN Bulletin August 2018

Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – August 2018

Including:

  • Project Set-up
  • Objective 2: Qualitative Data Collection
  • Objective 2: Model Building Workshops
  • Objective 3: Farm to Fork follow-up
  • Objective 3: Interventions
  • Objective 4: MPH Scholarship
  • Objective 4: Dissemination

FaN Bulletin July 2018Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – July 2018

Including:

  • Technical Reports to the Canadian IDRC
  • Project Set-up
  • Objective 2: Qualitative Interviews
  • Objective 3: CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ)
  • Objective 4: Dissemination

FaN Bulletin June 2018

Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – June 2018

Including:

  • Project Set-up
  • Objective 2: Qualitative Data Collection
  • Objective 4: Dissemination
  • Objective 4: Building Capacity

The radio interview featured in the bulletin can be seen here.

FaN Bulletin May 2018Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in the CARICOM (FaN) Bulletin – May 2018

Including:

  • Inception Workshop: 21 – 22 March 2018
  • Advertisement of 2 MPH Scholarships
  • CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) Meeting: 4 May 2018