The series of sensitization sessions being hosted by the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment as part of the Salt Reduction Project will continue this week.
A release from the Ministry says the next session will be held at at Port Elizabeth in Bequia on Monday 4th April, at 10 am.
The project was officially launched at Kingstown Health Center on Wednesday 2nd March, during: “World Salt Awareness Week 2016”,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of four CARICOM countries, that has been chosen to conduct social marketing training and technical
assistance to reduce daily salt intake.
The project is being led by the PAHO Salt Smart Consortium, acting as the Secretariat, supported by Healthy Caribbean Coalition. Technical support is being provided by the University of South Florida and the World Health Organization(WHO) Collaborating Center for Social Marketing and Social Change.
In keeping with one of the requests of the project, the Ministry of Health has formed a group called the “SVG Salt -Smart Coalition”. This is a multisectoral group, made up of stakeholders from the public and private sectors and NGOs that will be responsible for conducting the project.
The aim of the project is to provide strategies to encourage mothers of primary school age children to: cook with less salt and buy low salt products.