Caribbean Wellness Week 2018 Focuses on Maintaining a Healthy Workforce Through Diet and Movement

With a mission to reduce the prominent issues arising with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, The Ministry of Health has a packed week of activities for Caribbean Wellness Week 2018, which will be celebrated from September 8 – 14. Chief medical officer in the ministry of health, dr. Hazel laws, said that Caribbean Wellness Week is an initiative aimed at promoting health and wellness to motivate the public to make healthy lifestyle choices.

She emphasized that this year, the ministry’s focus is on promoting at least two and a half hours of moderate exercise per week and eating more plant based and unprocessed foods, including at least three servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Activities taking place for this year’s Caribbean Wellness Week includes Caribbean Wellness Day Walk on September 8 starting from 5 am, faith-based health screenings at local churches on September 9, health and family life endurance test being spearheaded by the Ministry of Education on September 10, a “take 5” nutrition programme campaign on September 11, a day of rest on September 12, a national health and wellness fair on September 13 and National Sneaker Day and soca-cise workout at the St. Kitts Marriot Resort on Friday September 14.

Caribbean Wellness Week 2018 activities will be held under the theme, “Maintaining a Healthy Workforce through Movement and Diet”.

The selected slogan is “SKN-Nation on the Move.”

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