SLHTA/TEF to collaborate with GEF SGP UNDP - Knowledge Fair
Today studies continue to show an increase in chronic non communicable diseases around the world. Our Small Island Developing States are not removed from this fate as diabetes and hypertension increases at an alarming rate throughout the region. The environment we live in and the food we consume are a direct correlation with the alarming statistics to date. We say healthy foods are too expensive and destroy our bodies with "inexpensive options" when in reality more monies are spent in medical care trying to reverse the effects of poor nutrition. This continues to take a toll on our health care system and economy.
It is for this reason the SLHTA /TEF has agreed to participate in the GEF SDG UNDP- Knowledge Fair. The Fair is intended to demonstrate the importance of a healthy environment, healthy economy and a healthy society. Apart from the exhibitions of healthy local eat, the fair will provide the forum for discussion on organic/chemical free and safer food and nutrition system in Saint Lucia within the context of climate change.
This initiative comes on the heels of past collaborations with RISE Saint Lucia on the Good Food Revolution Project which focused on Sensitizing and Training of persons in Organic Food Production. More information about the upcoming Fair will be featured in future editions of the TEF newsletter.