Intervention Toolkits

15 Small Grants

The SGP was implemented in Jamaica (JAM), St. Kitts & Nevis (SKN) and St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG), particularly in communities that were poor and vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity. The latest available Country Poverty Assessments in JAM, SKN, and SVG indicated relatively high levels of headcount poverty: 28.5% (JAM), 23.7% (St. Kitts), 15.7% (Nevis) and 27% (SVG). The poverty levels in the rural areas were even higher than the national average. Read more

Creating Faith-based Spaces for Healthy Food Patterns

Creating faith-based spaces for healthy food patterns, in 2021, the FaN project and the Jamaica Council of Churches entered into an agreement to develop a relationship to undertake activities in research, capacity building, training, and public health advocacy. Their shared goal was to foster an environment that normalizes and supports nutrition and food security among members of and communities around faith-based organisations, to improve their dietary patterns. Read more

Women’s Farmers Academy

In 2020, FaN began its collaboration with Helen’s Daughters (HD), a St. Lucian non-profit organisation with a special focus on rural women’s economic development through improved market access, adaptive agricultural techniques, and capacity-building. Their shared goal was to remove barriers for women to access agricultural training and empower women farmers to think and function as agricultural entrepreneurs. Read more

Curriculum Revisions & Digital Supports for HFLE

FaN collaborated with several partners in revising secondary and primary school level curricula to reach a wide and young target audience to promote the importance of diet and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The goal was to enhance content on the NCDs and their drivers – unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. Read more

School Nutrition Standards

One of the key areas of weakness identified from the Port of Spain Evaluation project was schools. The FaN project, in collaboration with University of Technology, Jamaica, aimed to establish School Nutrition Policy in each of the study countries (Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Vincent & the Grenadines). Read more

Marketable Meals

FaN began collaborating in 2020 with the Jamaican Home Economics Association to provide options local, healthy and nutritious snacks, beverages and main meals for potential uptake by the food industry. It was decided that this process would take the form of training and competition. Read more

Nutrient Cost Analysis Programme

To determine food security vulnerability, the FaN project first determined the lowest possible cost to obtain a balanced diet in the three project countries, Jamaica (JAM), St. Kitts & Nevis (SKN) and St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG). To assess vulnerability, the analysis identified what proportion of the minimum wage is required to obtain that low-cost nutritionally balanced diet. Read more