SVG Nutrition Awareness Week

A senior health official here says activities to observe Nutrition Awareness Week 2014 complements ongoing efforts to reduce the double burden of malnutrition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Director of the Department of Wellness, Disease Prevention and Management, Dr. Dell Hamilton, made the point while speaking at morning’s opening of a one-day symposium and fair at the Methodist Church Hall.

The event forms part of activities to observe Nutrition Awareness Week 2014, which is being observed under the theme “Healthy Eating Active Living: Good Nutrition within Your Budget”.

Dr. Hamilton said efforts must be made to address the issue of malnutrition and it poses significant risks to national development

Dr. Hamilton said the main objective of the activities is to heighten public awareness on the importance of good nutrition.