Dr. Tufton Hails National Baking Company’s Balance Your Life Campaign

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has commended National Baking Company for responding to the need to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among Jamaicans through its ‘Balance Your Life’ campaign. Story Highlights National Baking Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Butch Hendrickson, said, in addition to providing clear labelling on its products, the company has reduced the sugar content in some of its breads by 33 per cent. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has commended National Baking Company for responding to the need to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among Jamaicans through its ‘Balance Your Life’ campaign.The initiative, which was launched on Tuesday (November 14) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, will provide consumers with information on how to make healthy consumption choices to suit their lifestyle.This is based on the understanding that some products can contribute to health issues such as NCDs.“I thank National and wish you all the best with this campaign,” Minister Tufton said in an interview with JIS News at the launch.“Let us start with our own health and make better lifestyle choices that will give us more moments and more memories with our families and friends,” he added.Balance Your Life is the National Baking Company’s response to changing consumer preferences and the Government’s focus on promoting healthier lifestyle.It is being positioned as a choice campaign, with the focus placed on educating consumers on how they can make wise decisions regarding their diets and how to incorporate wellness in their everyday life. The campaign rests on four pillars – eat, move, play and rest.Dr. Tufton said the campaign complements the series of programmes and initiatives that the Ministry has employed to encourage healthy living.“It is imperative that we get Jamaicans to choose healthier lifestyle practices. The establishment of the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF) in March is a singularly critical development aimed at garnering the support of the food sector in helping to combat nutrition-related diseases,” he said.He noted that the taskforce is specifically focused on activities related to product reformulation, food labelling, marketing, advocacy and communication, adding that a national stakeholder consultation has already begun.The Minister urged all Jamaicans to join the move towards NCD prevention as the Government seeks to lower the incidence of untimely deaths due to chronic conditions by 25 per cent, by 2025.National Baking Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Butch Hendrickson, said, in addition to providing clear labelling on its products, the company has reduced the sugar content in some of its breads by 33 per cent.He pledged that the team will continue to look at healthier options and provide consumers with information so that they can make wise choices. He noted that the taskforce is specifically focused on activities related to product reformulation, food labelling, marketing, advocacy and communication, adding that a national stakeholder consultation has already begun. last_img read more

Man hires contract killers to bump off woman who pushed uncle to

first_imgNEW DELHI: To avenge the suicide of his uncle, a man hired contract killers to murder a woman in Dwarka whom he believed to be into a relationship with his uncle and also for ruining his married life.Chandraprakash fixed the deal to 5 lakhs for murdering Kiren bala, a local property dealer. The two contract killers on bikes shot several rounds on the woman while she was returning after leaving her child in the school near Radisson Blue Hotel on July 11. The woman received gunshots on her neck and is still into a vegetative state. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccused Chandraprakash is a tour and travel service provider but the business was not yielding enough income. He started committing a crime in the area and was arrested in 2015 in a murder case in Najafgarh. During his jail term, he came into contact with several criminals and became their friends. Giri Raj Singh Tomar was also jailed in a rape case and in another case. His uncle Premchand was engaged in the Property business in Najafgarh area. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe came into contact with the lady victim of the case and both became friends. In December last year his uncle Sh Premchand, committed suicide and his aunt held the friendship with the lady victim responsible for his suicide. “Chandra Prakash pledged to take revenge for the death of his uncle. He contacted his jail time friend Giri Raj Singh and asked to murder the lady and deal was fixed for Rs. 5 lakh in Jan 2019. He paid Rs. 2 lakh advance also and provided vital information about the lady. Giri Raj accepted the offer and roped in his friends Pinku and Narender to complete the task. While Gulab arranged for weapons, Narender arranged for motorcycles, all five have been arrested,” said Madhup Tiwari, Joint CP Western range. Though Police initially suspected the husband of the victim but on technical surveillance, he came out clean and this made Delhi Police to investigate other angles. The woman is still in critical condition and a team of doctors is monitoring her health.last_img read more