Barbados: Cut out sweets!

BAN ALL sweetened drinks from the island’s schools.
The call has come from a minister in the Freundel Stuart administration almost two years after Government implemented a “sweet drinks tax” to dull the taste buds of Barbadians to sugary beverages. Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo said yesterday the time had come to bar sweetened drinks from entering all schools. She also wanted sweetened snacks to be replaced by healthy foods to protect the children. She made the comments at a focus group meeting titled Using Workplace Wellness To Increase Productivity And Reduce Health Care Costs, hosted by Pharma Wellness International Inc. at The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean in Warrens, St Michael. (SDB Media)

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