PRESS RELEASE – 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 over the next few days as we observe Diabetes Awareness Month.
During a brief presentation held this morning, 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 help them understand the benefits of having a healthy balanced diet.
Commenting on the support from CFL and Weetabix, Chief Nutritionist, Lisa 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 healthy breakfast.”
The Weetabix brand of products prides itself on providing high quality, high fiber, and tasty and nutritious breakfast cereals. Made from 100 per cent wholegrain, Weetabix is the perfect breakfast choice for diabetics and other individuals who are simply 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.
Containing 10g of fibre per 100g, Weetabix also contains a significantly higher dose of fibre than all other so-called high fibre foods due to the 6g classification, making it an easy and manageable way to up your fibre intake.
This donation is one of the many ways that CFL is supporting Diabetes Month. Last week the company donated $8500.00 to the St. Lucia Diabetic and Hypertension Association. This week, customers get 15% off diabetic and cardiovascular medication purchased this week at Super J IGA pharmacies and on Friday, November 14th customers will receive 15% off all prescriptions filled.
The company is also encouraging customers shopping at Super J IGA, Mega J and GL Foodmarket to make donations while shopping on Friday (World Diabetes Day). All donations received which will be passed on to the St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association to support the work of that organisation.