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Tackling healthy eating

Instilling health eating habits in our children, it’s been a long-standing issue in Cayman and the Caribbean at large.

In the Cayman Islands, one out four school children are considered overweight and that number is climbing. Initiatives over the years have looked at healthier lunch options being offered to students – but there’s still a ways to go.

Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul is the UN Regional Food and Agriculture Organisation Coordinator. She recently took the helm and has been working on the school feeding programmes as an initiative under the FAO’s mandate to eradicate hunger and poverty.

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Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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