The Ministry of Education has issued an appeal to parents and guardians to make sure that children consume healthy foods during the Christmas season.
Senior Education Officer in charge of Early Childhood Education, Gwynette Cambridge tells NBC News during the Christmas Season parents and guardians become more indulgent with what their children consume.
She said as a result of this, during the Christmas Season Children often tends to consume more junk food, which has a negative impact on their overall health.
Mrs. Cambridge said during the Christmas Season children also tends to watch a lot of television. She said this, combined with unhealthy eating, leads to obesity.