Smith was speaking to the DAILY NATION after an installation service for the 2011 executive officers of his region at the Providence Methodist Church, Christ Church.
The chairman, drawing on statistics of “two years ago”, said the increase with which “young people [were] coming down with diabetes” was “of great concern”.
Smith lamented that though accurate and relevant information on the disease was easily accessible and available to the public, it seemed as though “we are not getting the message through to our young”.
“And I don’t understand why, because there is a lot of information out there in the print and electronic media, and now the Internet. So it is a case that people know what to do, but they are not doing it . . . . They are not doing what is necessary to make sure that they live a better life,” he said.
Smith pointed out that the Ministry of Education had implemented a system to have healthy snacks sold at schools, but said he had observed the opposite.
“In my passing, I am seeing a lot of people selling things that cannot be classified as being healthy for children. I am not saying that those vendors should not have some type of business, but I think that they can substitute what they are selling with that which is much healthier.”
'Stand Up Barbados'
Kissing Cousins or Mortal Enemies :- A Panel Discussion hosted by IABC Barbados in association with CARILEC
Media Relations plays a key role in the corporate communicator's ability to deliver messages to the public. But what's the true nature of our relationship? Is it one of shared goals or conflicting ones? Can we be close, or should we keep our distance? Who needs whom the most?
Barbados has one of the highest rates of Diabetes globally and nearly everyday someone has an amputation related to diabetes.#160#160 It is for this reason that the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has renewed its efforts to put the disease high on the public#8217s agenda and is calling on the private sector to get on board in the fight against this remorseless disease, through exhibiting at the 3rd annual Global Village Expo.#160
Bridgetown/Tuesday July 14, 2009/PRMR Inc.
Barbados' high amputee rate is about to go down. So says podiatrist Simone McConnie, Chief Operating Officer of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. This is to be achieved through the Step-by-Step Diabetes Foot Care Project to be launched this weekend at the Pan American Health Organization. The two day workshop is a joint effort between the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Rotary Club of Barbados South and the Ministry of Health.
Destination theme vacations are the latest tool being used in the region to stimulate the tourism industry. So says Dave Cox of the Barbadian based Caribbean Bride Magazine.
Caribbean Bride Magazine was featured last month at the inaugural Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Expo in New York.
The Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Expo is a new venture of The Worldwide Group Travel in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board. The "Jamaica Only" event was held at the Holiday Inn Westbury in Carle Place.
IABC Members were treated to an engaging chat from one of Barbados' leading entrepreneurs, Dereck Foster of Automotive Art. His presentation was a testimony in good...
The Barbados Diabetes Foundation presented awards to nine Secondary School students last weekend at the Diabetes Global Village for their Sagicor Secondary Schools Essay Competition.
Local Entertainer Alison Hinds is this year championing the fight against childhood Diabetes in Barbados. She is joining the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the Diabetes Association of Barbados as they promote awareness this month November, World Diabetes Month.