Food culture and (un)healthy eating.
The Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication of its souvenir magazine – Divali October 2003 in Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of this edition of our annual magazine is “Food culture and (un)healthy eating.”
The Ministry of Health statistics show that one of the main causes of death in Trinidad and Tobago is cardiovascular disease. Moreover, statistics from Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) reveal that this country ranks fifth in the world per capita in the case of diabetes. It must be recognized that certain aspects of our cultural dietary tradition may in fact be dangerous to our health. Divali, with its lavish feasts of sweets and fatty foods, is an appropriate time to bring greater awareness about the importance of a healthy diet in preventing heart diseases and diabetes.