High Five for Fi­bre! CFL Do­nates 100 boxes of Weetabix Ce­re­als to Schools

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - Healthy break­fast.”

Eat­ing a healthy break­fast gets your day off to a good start. This is one of the key mes­sages which stu­dents at schools across the is­land will be hear­ing as we ob­serve Di­a­betes Aware­ness Month.

Mar­ket­ing and Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions As­sis­tant, Ms. Mali­aka Blan­chard, pre­sented Ms. Lisa Hunt-Mitchell, Chief Nu­tri­tion­ist in the Min­istry of Health, with 100 boxes of Weetabix Minis Fruit and Nut.

This prod­uct will be used for sam­pling dur­ing vis­its by Nu­tri­tion­ists to var­i­ous pri­mary schools to show the ben­e­fits of hav­ing a healthy bal­anced diet.

Com­ment­ing on the

support from CFL and Weetabix, Hunt-Mitchell said: “Many of us know about the need to main­tain a healthy bal­anced diet but given our hec­tic life­styles we of­ten ne­glect our­selves and for­get to have a healthy break­fast. We some­times opt

for less nu­tri­tious food while on the go and all of this adds up to

poor di­ges­tive health. We are

ex­cited to be team­ing up with Con­sol­i­dated Foods Limited to raise aware­ness on di­a­betes and the im­por­tance of hav­ing a

The Weetabix brand of prod­ucts prides it­self on pro­vid­ing high qual­ity, high fi­bre, tasty and nu­tri­tious break­fast ce­re­als. Made from 100 per cent whole­grain, Weetabix is

the per­fect choice for di­a­bet­ics and any­one look­ing to in­crease fi­bre in­take. Not only is it low in both sugar and salt, but with a two bis­cuit serv­ing con­tain­ing just 134 calo­ries and for­ti­fied with valu­able vi­ta­mins (folic

acid, niacin ri­boflavin, thi­amin) and iron, there’s no need to reach for a less nu­tri­tious op­tion.

This do­na­tion is one of the many ways that CFL is sup­port­ing Di­a­betes Month hav­ing al­ready do­nated $8500 to the St. Lu­cia Di­a­betes and Hyper­ten­sion As­so­ci­a­tion. Plus, do­na­tions made by cus­tomers at Su­per J IGA, Mega J and gl foodmar­ket while shop­ping on Fri­day Novem­ber 14 (World

Di­a­betes Day) will be passed on to the St. Lu­cia Di­a­betes and Hyper­ten­sion As­so­ci­a­tion to support their work.

CFL Mar­ket­ing As­sis­tant Mali­aka Blan­chard presents

Weetabix to Chief Nu­tri­tion­ist Lisa Hunt-Mitchell.

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