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Obesity Prevention Public Opinion Survey, Jamaica

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PRESS RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

NINE IN TEN JAMAICANS SUPPORT GOVERNMENT ACTION TO FIGHT GROWING OBESITY PROBLEM According to a post campaign public opinion survey, nine in ten Jamaicans want swift government action to tackle the country’s obesity epidemic.  Eighty-one percent now support a tax on sugary drinks if some of the revenues are in...

Support for restriction of sugary drinks in Jamaican schools

Jamaicans want action from Government to implement policies to reduce sugary drinks – New Health Survey

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) and the Ministry of Health, Jamaica Moves, with technical support from global health organization Vital Strategies, released results from a new obesity prevention public opinion survey today (March 7, 2018) at the Spanish Court Hotel.  The survey which was conducted in November...

Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s new campaign focuses on the critical role of parents in preventing childhood obesity

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) and the Ministry of Health, Jamaica Moves  with technical support from Vital Strategies launched its second obesity prevention campaign today (February 13, 2018) at the Spanish Court Hotel. Entitled “Dad Knows Best”, the new campaign shows the important role parents play in ens...

Heroes of the Heart 5k

Start the New Year off on the right track! Come dressed as your favorite superhero at the Heroes of the Heart 5k. Join the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Running Events Ltd and Jamaica Moves on Sunday, January 21, 2018, 7:00 am at Emancipation Park. Race Packages Basic Heart- $1,200 Regular r...

ST. LUCIA : Fresh calls for BVI to ban soft drinks, unhealthy foods

(BVI NEWS) – Amid reports that St. Lucia is seeking to ban the sale of soft drinks in schools, the call is being made for similar measures to be implemented locally. “I heard it on the radio this morning and I said immediately to myself that we need to get on that bandwagon,” said Gabrielle Hoyte, Clinical Die...

SOUTH AFRICA ON COURSE TO FIGHT OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Johannesburg (5 December 2017) – Today the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed a tax on sugary drinks, which will enable the government to tackle the growing obesity and non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemics in South Africa through a sugary drinks tax. The National Council of Provinces approved the ...

Heart Foundation, Health Ministry tackle obesity with new public education campaign

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) launched its obesity prevention mass media campaign today (Friday, November 17, 2017) at the Spanish Court Hotel. The campaign, dubbed, “Are you drinking yourself sick?” aims to encourage Jamaicans to reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets. According to the HFJ, t...

Mass Media Anti-Obesity Campaign To Warn Jamaicans About The Harms Of Sugary Drinks

(November 17th, 2017, Kingston, Jamaica and New York, USA) Vital Strategies congratulates the Government of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) on the launch of a new anti-obesity campaign, “Are you drinking yourself sick?” The campaign aims to warn the public about the amou...

1st year of being smoke free

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Flyer

Caribbean Countries Win Awards

CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES WIN AWARDS FOR TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS IN COSTA RICA FROM THE INTERAMERICAN HEART FOUNDATION (IAHF)   Three Caribbean nations, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago were represented at the 4th IAHF Latin American Conference on Tobacco or Health, held in San Jose Costa Rica, March 2...

Island Grill donates to island-wide mobile screening programme

During Heart Month in February, Island Grill pledged 2 percent  of the UTech restaurant February sales to the Heart Foundation of Jamaica. On Tuesday, David McRae, director (left) and Thalia Lyn (second left) CEO of Island Grill presented a symbolic cheque valued at $126, 827.38 to Heart Foundation of Jamaica repre...

Statement on Tobacco Regulations

February 03, 2014 Statement on the Amendments to the Tobacco Control Regulations (2013) The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control is disappointed with some of the amendments that were made to the Tobacco Control (2013) Regulations as tabled in Parliament on Tuesday January 25. The regulations as initially...