Jamaicans Encouraged To ‘Tek A Fruit Instead’

Jamaica is a beautiful island with a plethora of exotic fruits. Living on this majestic island, one might have realised the prevalence of fruits, as the number of fruit stalls and fruit vendors has notably increased over the years. Gone are the days of only getting fruits from the supermarket or the market, as these fruit vendors have made it easier to access fruits.

This is no different on the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, as there are a number of stalls that sell fruits. Students, however, do not swarm these stalls. They have a preconceived notion that fruits are expensive and cannot satisfy their hunger.

This is one of the main reasons why six final-year students of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication decided that this issue was something that should be addressed. They launched the ‘Tek a Fruit Instead’ campaign, which encourages Humanities commuting students on the Mona campus to eat three to four servings of fruit per week. The team wanted students to see that having fruit is easy, convenient, affordable and beneficial to their health, both in the short and long term. Read more

Source: Jamaica Gleaner