The Managing Director of Chefette Restaurants Ryan Haloute has added his voice to the current debate about Barbadians and unhealthy eating habits.
Without commenting directly on a proposal made this week for the introduction of a “fat tax” or concerns expressed about marketing of the Chefette brand to Barbadian children, Haloute said the company took its corporate social responsibility seriously.
“Firstly, Chefette focuses very heavily on encouraging persons to have a more active and balanced lifestyle through sponsoring numerous sports, especially for the youth, such as NAPSAC, fun runs and walks, motorsports, surfing, football, triathlons, CrossFit, swimming, etc.
“This is in addition to our unique mega multi-storey playgrounds, which provide hours of physical activity and entertainment for kids and encourage social interaction among them.”
Haloute also defended the company’s menu, saying it not only provides wide choices, but healthy options.
“Additionally, over 11 years ago we switched to a zero trans fat cooking oil which improved the nutritional value of our menu,” he said in a brief statement emailed to Barbados TODAY.