The Gleaner

Jamaicans urged to reduce consumption of ultra-processed foods

CONCERN IS being raised by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, about the rise in the consumption of ultra-processed foods by Jamaicans, including children. In that regard, he is urging Jamaicans to be more mindful of their diets, as “the cost of sickness is not worth the price of ultra-processed food consumption in excess… In Jamaica today, the data is clear – almost 80 per cent of us are dying from lifestyle-related diseases – nutrition being a big part of that, and indeed, our mortality rate is now tapering off and heading into a decline.”





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