#MorningBlend on March 10, 2015:
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Bahamas) Branch is hosting a half-day conference this week. Entitled, “The Future Is Arbitration”, the conference will feature special speakers and panelists, with Prime Minister Perry Christie serving as special luncheon speaker.
Our guests Damani Horton and Dr. Peter Maynard tell us the cost to attend is $80. The conference is set for Thursday, 8am – 1pm, at the British Colonial Hilton. Also, We put the eating habits of many Bahamians under the microscope, examining how poor nutrition can impact health, particularly as it relates to chronic non-communicable diseases. This issue has taken on increased significance with the planned implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).
As it is National Nutrition Month, we talk with Shandera Smith, Vice President of BAND (Bahamas Association of Nutrition & Dietetics), about what’s being done to get Bahamians thinking about controlling their portion sizes and about healthier food options.
This year’s theme for Nutrition Month is “Beat VAT… Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. Smith and BAND are encouraging people to choose foods for their nutritional value, and not for the brand name or cost, and to plan meals and prepare a food budget.
Smith also outlines how to measure food portions on a plate, and what portion should be protein, starch and vegetables – which should come as a major shock to the average Bahamian.
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