In keeping with the international observance of Nutrition Week as part
of Nutrition Month, The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences at
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is delighted to present its 6th staging of Nutrition
Week. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and NCU will host its activities
from March 20 to 22.
Nutrition Week 2017 promises to exceed all expectations with
presentations from registered dietitians and nutritionists. Other features
include booths displays, food demonstrations, blood
testing, nutrition assessments, counselling sessions and blood pressure checks.
Programme Coordinator and Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food
Sciences said the theme reflects the fact that each individual has d the tools
to make better food choices. This she says will ultimately lead to a healthier
She added that the activities to be held will focus on increasing
public awareness on diet and nutrition and will emphasise the importance of
making informed choices and developing sound eating and physical habits. She
further stated that “eating healthy doesn’t mean changing your diet overnight,
but gradually balancing choices to suit individual nutritional needs. “
The event is open to the general public and all are invited.