While feeding children and creating healthy habits can be challenging, the Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition is telling parents and guardians it’s possible to provide cost-effective healthy snacks.
Setting the example, the coalition rolled out its Healthy Hampers Back to School Edition.
This is the second hamper drive, the first being in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeting Barbadians living with non-communicable diseases.
One-hundred-and-twenty packed healthy hampers were donated with the assistance of its sponsors, Signia Globe, Supreme Distributors and Guardian General Group, to the less fortunate this time around.
Outgoing Chair, Dr. Kia Lewis says children’s homes benefited along with at-risk youth from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
She broke down the contents of the healthy hamper for parents to consider.