Eighty-three schools across Jamaica have been rewarded for their efforts in executing the five components of the Ministry of Health and Wellness ‘Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Schools’ initiative.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the components are the implementation of: sugar-sweetened beverages guidelines, water day, fruit/vegetable day, five-minute breaks and one-hour breaks.

Platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards were presented, respectively, for full implementation of five, four, three and two components of the healthy lifestyle measures. Certificates of commitment were issued for full implementation of one component.

The presentations were made during the Caribbean Nutrition Day National Symposium and Awards ceremony this week.

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