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CAJANUS

Cajanus vol. 39, No. 3, 2006
This issue of Cajanus focuses on diabetes at both a Caribbean, regional through the Americas and global levels. The studies that we have show a grave situation. The trends in the prevalence of diabetes are showing an ever-increasing problem. By focusing our attention on diabetes,, we hope that this edition of Cajanus increases the awareness of our readers to this chronic condition. More »

CAJANUS Vol. 38, No. 3, 2005 - Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension
This issue explains the attempts by various regional institutions in the Caribbean to deal with clinical and nutritional management of chronic diseases through the development of protocols. More »

CAJANUS Vol. 38, No. 4, 2005 - Globalization, Health & Nutrition
The issues surrounding health, food and nutrition problems are examined within the context of globalization in this issue of Cajanus. Among the articles included are those which discuss the impact of globalization on poverty, food security and breastfeeding.  More »

CAJANUS Vol. 39, No.1, 2006 - Common Caribbean Foods and your Health (I)
This issue of Cajanus, is the first part in the series on common Caribbean Foods and your health discuss the nutrient content and health benefits of some commonly used foods in the Caribbean. It focuses on the four of the six Caribbean Food groups - staples, legumes and nuts, fruits and vegetables.  More »

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CAJANUS Vol. 37, No.1, 2004 - Obesity
The focus of this issue of Cajanus is the obesity epidemic in the Caribbean. The strategies needed to fight obesity in light of the dimensions of the obesity problem in the Caribbean are discussed extensively. The reported findings will inform scholarly research on the subject. More »

CAJANUS Vol.38, No.2, 2005 - Policy Dialogue on Poverty Alleviation and Food Security Strategies in the Caribbean
The summary of the main findings on the issues surrounding food security and poverty alleviation in the Caribbean discussed at the International Conference hosted by the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute is presented in this issue of Cajanus. More »

CAJANUS Vol. 37, No. 3, 2004 - Small-Scale Food Processing in the Caribbean
The excerpts presented in this issue of Cajanus focus on food preservation - basic techniques, preserving some of our local Caribbean foods, and the consequences of preservation on nutrient content. Anyone with an interest in food preservation will find this issue of Cajanus interesting and enlightening. More »

CAJANUS Vol. 37 No. 4. 2004 - Healthy Eating for Better Living. A Manual on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS for Healthcare workers in the Caribbean
The information presented in this issue of Cajanus focuses on the care of adults infected with HIV and is available in the handbook for the nutritional management of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. Some of the articles included discuss the mode of transmission and the effects the virus has on the body, the importance of drug-food interactions and the precautions one should take with regards to minimizing these effects.  More »

CAJANUS Vol. 38, No. 1, 2005 - Healthy Eating for Better Living, a manual on nutrition and HIV/AIDS for healthcare workers in the Caribbean
The focus of this issue of Cajanus is on the needs of children infected with the HIV virus and also on how mothers can help prevent MTCT. These articles are on the nutritional needs of children and on methods which can be applied to prevent secondary infection and ensure that the nutritional needs for healthy growth are achieved. More »

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Nyam News

Nyam News, July Nos. 1& 2, 2007 - Vitamin E and Your Health
In this issue of Nyam News we will look at the functions of vitamin E in the body and how we can get the right amount of this vitamin. More »

Nyam News December 1 & 2, 2006 - Healthy Fast Foods?
Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. Fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt. In spite of their known nutritional inadequacies, fast foods are here to stay. Simply cutting them out of the diet totally seems unlikely for a variety of reasons. Some people find them simply appetizing and difficult to resist. For some, they are the first option because of their convenience, the ease in which they are obtained are often the more economical of the available ready-to-eat foods. In our hectic fast-paced lives, fast foods are becoming a norm rather than a luxury. Fast foods consumption has become an almost weekly and in some cases daily event in many lives. More »

Nyam news Dec 1- 2006
Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. Fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Inspite of their known nutritional inadequacies, fast foods are here to stay. Simply cutting them out of the diet totally seems unlikely for a variety of reasons. Some people find them simply appetizing and difficult to resist. For some, they are the first option because of their convenience, the ease in which they are obtained are often the more economical of the available ready-to-eat foods. In our hectic fast-paced lives, fast foods are becoming a norm rather than a luxury. Fast foods consumption has become an almost weekly and in some cases daily event in many lives. More in MSWord »

Nyam News Jan 1 - 2007
Why do we eat? Do we eat only because we are hungry, or do we eat for other reasons? In fact, the desire to eat is not just governed by hunger, but there are many other factors that drive us to eat. Here, we examine some key factors that influence our eating behaviours which ultimately determine if we eat to live or live to eat. More in MSWord »

Nyam News - March 1 2007
Although chocolate as we know it has been with us for 500 years, the cocoa tree, the plant from which chocolate is derived has been actively cultivated for twice that time and known for 4000 years. The word chocolate came from the Aztec word 'xocolate' meaning bitter drink. The Mayans and Aztecs of Mexico believed that the Agriculture God sent the cocoa seed from paradise. More in MSWord »

Nyam News February 1&2, 2002 - Grapefruit - A Golden Wonder or a Fruit to Be Careful Of?
This issue of Nyam News discusses the interaction between grapefruit and certain drugs. Examples of drugs that interact with grapefruit juice are also provided. More »

Nyam New April 1&2, 2002 - Getting Food and Nutrition Information: the Survey
This issue of Nyam News discusses the types of information provided by food and nutrition surveys. Critical issues to be noted in planning and designing surveys are also covered. More »

NYAM NEWS March 1&2, 2006 - Food Labels: How Do We Interpret the Nutrition Facts? Part I
In this part one of the series on food labels, the benefits of food labels and how to read nutrition facts panel on the label are discussed. A typical example of a nutrition facts panel of the food label is provided and explained.  More »

NYAM NEWS April 1&2, 2006 - Food Labels: Nutrition Claims - Part II
Nutrition claims and their types are discussed in this part two series on food labels. Ample examples are given to illustrate the points made about the types of nutrition claims discussed, including a table of allowed health claims and points to remember when reading labels. More »

NYAM NEWS May 1&2, 2006 - Ackee
This issue provides some general information about ackee, including its origin, geographic distribution, nutritive value and dietary uses. More »

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