Cayman celebrates Caribbean Nutrition Day Monday

Healthy Eating, Active Living was the theme for Monday’s Caribbean Nutrition Day.

The Cayman Islands joined forces with the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute in the fifth celebration.

The theme recommends holistic measures to promote everyone’s achievement of better health and well-being.

Although people live longer, many are robbed of a good quality of life because of chronic conditions, such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and their associated risks of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and certain cancers. It will indeed take a concerted and sustained effort to reduce and minimize the effects of these dreaded diseases.

‘An essential starting point is taking personal responsibility for your health: With a positive attitude, everyone can take small steps towards healthier lifestyles which in turn will lead towards a better quality of life,’ said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar.

‘The best way to achieve this is to take the family approach to a healthier, happier life by making the right choices together: walk together, swim together and eat nutritious meals together, or at the very least, encourage and support each other,’ he said.

So on this Caribbean Nutrition Day and beyond, let’s do our part to eat more healthily and exercise regularly.