Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Childhood Obesity Prevention (COP) Project – September 2018
Specific Project Outcome: Advocacy for national policy to ban the sale and availability of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) in and around schools in the Bahamas.
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas (CSOB) COP Project Highlights
CSOB’s single overarching communication objective was advocating for the removal of all SSBs from school premises.
Several activities were undertaken to achieve this objective.
Collaborating with the Ministry of Health to finalise the policy brief for an SSB ban in schools
Networking and forming partnerships to initiate the establishment of Healthy Lifestyles Team (HaLT) comprising selected CSOs in The Bahamas
HaLT was successfully established with over 70 members from various CSOs, academia, and some government sectors, including the Ministries of Health and Education.
More images courtesy of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and HaLT.