Caribbean Youth Voices in Health Advocacy Spaces Healthy Food Policy Virtual Workshop

by HCC

Caribbean Youth Voices

Caribbean Youth Voices in Health Advocacy Spaces Healthy Food Policy Virtual Workshop

Saturday September 24th & Saturday October 1st, 2022
10:00AM – 1:00PM JA
11:00AM – 2:00PM AST

Caribbean Youth Voices in Health Advocacy Spaces workshop series aims to bring awareness to the importance of healthy food environments and healthy food policies in building a healthier Caribbean among Caribbean youth. It also aims to strengthen the coalition of youth advocates from across the region who are demanding change to transform food environments in their local territory.

Attendees will also learn about the importance of youth voices in health advocacy and brainstorm advocacy activities that they can execute in their local communities to push for healthier food environments.

Goal

To build capacity and momentum among Caribbean youth to advocate for the implementation of Healthy Food Policies

Objectives
  1. To build awareness among Caribbean youth leaders of the importance of rights-based advocacy and healthy food policies
  2. To build capacity of youth advocates to design SMART advocacy actions to execute locally and regionally
  3. To strengthen the regional coalition of young people calling for healthy food environments, especially in policymaking spaces
Outcomes
  1. Increased awareness among Caribbean youth of the importance of rights-based advocacy and healthy food policies
  2. Advocacy actions developed focused on healthy food policies for workshop participants to execute locally and regionally
  3. WhatsApp group initiated and tentative date for follow up meeting with participants scheduled to assess progress in executing advocacy action plans and how workshop attendees can be best supported
Day 1 – Saturday September 24th, 2022

10:00AM – 10:20AM

Welcome

Christina WilliamsWorkshop Co-Host
Christina Williams, Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students

Danielle WalwynWorkshop Co-Host
Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

10:30AM – 10:55AM

Panel Discussion – Childhood Obesity and NCDs in the Region & Introduction to Healthy Food Policy

Charity DublinModerator
Charity Dublin, Nutritionist, Healthy Caribbean Youth

Leesa SchaaffeLeesa Schaaffe, 4th year Medical student at UWI, Mona and JHAYA member

Andicia TuittAndicia Tuitt, Young Person Living with an NCD, Healthy Caribbean Youth

Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson, Nutritionist, Jamaica Health Advocates Youth Arm

Stacia WhittakerStacia Whittaker, Nutritionist Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition

10:55AM – 11:10AM AST

It’s a must – Why we need healthy food policies

Kesaundra AlvesKesaundra Alves, Global Health Advocacy Incubator

11:10AM – 11:20AM

Interactive activity: find the difference

11:20AM – 11:35AM

Report Back to Main Group & Recap

11:35AM – 11:55AM

Health Break

11:55AM – 12:05PM

Policy process roadmap

12:05 PM – 12:25PM

Policy Process & Rights-Based Advocacy

A conversation between a lawyer and advocate about rights-based advocacy

Nicole FosterNicole Foster, Law Lecturer & Head, Law & Health Research Unit, UWI

Pierre Cooke Jr.Pierre Cooke Jr., Youth Technical Advisor (HCC), Healthy Caribbean Youth Coordinating Team Member

12:25PM – 12:50 PM

(i) School Policy Deep Dive – Kimberley Benjamin – Lawyer, Healthy Caribbean Youth

(ii) Front of Package Nutrition Warning Labelling Snakes and Ladders – Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

Kimberley BenjaminKimberley Benjamin, Lawyer, Healthy Caribbean Youth

Danielle WalwynDanielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

12:50PM – 1:00PM

Reflection & Wrap Up of Day

Christina WilliamsWorkshop Co-Host
Christina Williams, Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students

Danielle WalwynWorkshop Co-Host
Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

Day 2 – Saturday October 1st, 2022

10:00AM – 10:20AM

Welcome & Kahoot Recap of Day 1

Workshop Host: Christina Williams, Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students

Danielle WalwynWorkshop Co-Host
Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

10:30AM – 10:40AM

What is youth advocacy?

Taahir BulbuliaTaahir Bulbulia, Youth Advocacy Officer, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson, Nutritionist, Jamaica Health Advocates Youth Arm

10:40AM – 10:50AM

Speed Interview: Key resources for your advocacy

Kerrie BarkerKerrie Barker, Project Assistant, Healthy Caribbean Coalition

Tamie MarieTamie Marie, Consultant & Healthy Caribbean Youth Coordinating Team Member

Pierre Cooke Jr.Pierre Cooke Jr., Youth Technical Advisor (HCC), Healthy Caribbean Youth Coordinating Team Member

10:50AM – 11:20AM

Panel discussion – What are youth doing & how it is contributing to building a healthy food environment?

Shereika MillsModerator
Shereika Mills, Advocacy Officer, JYAN

Rosanna PikeRosanna Pike, Health Education Officer, Heart Foundation of Jamaica

Shannique BowdenShannique Bowden, Executive Director, JYAN

Danielle WalwynDanielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

Taahir BulbuliaTaahir Bulbulia, Youth Advocacy Officer, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Andrew DhanooAndrew Dhanoo, President, Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago

11:20AM – 11:40AM

Health Break

11:40AM – 12:40PM

Developing Youth Advocacy Action Plans

12:40PM – 1:00PM

Reflection & Next Steps

Workshop Host: Christina Williams, Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students

Danielle WalwynWorkshop Co-Host
Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition & Coordinator of Healthy Caribbean Youth

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