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by Kammie Holder
Some are born lucky, some make their luck, and luck eludes many due to political circumstances.
Recently, I was at a reataurant and it was appalling to see the bad gluttonous behaviour by many, with their mountainous plates of food, and the more depressing sight was that of a second plate in their hand for a
What was also saddening, is that the eyeful of food could not be accommodated in their stomach, thus becoming food waste.
Let’s juxtopose this to a 25-year-old student in Nigeria, who told me recently he had plain noodles for breakfast, noodles for lunch and what was left over was had with some wild bush tea in the evening. Someone needs to tell Bajans on #SocialGraces to stop with the embarrasingly bad behaviour of abusing buffets, and that buffets allow you to have measured repeats of the the meals available.
Are we still wondering why overweight persons are become a national fixture on Barbadian streets? The danger of heart disease and Non Communiicable Diseases, seems not to resonate with many as avoidable by the choices we take or not take.
Let us be ever mindful that death due to, and by Covid-19, is exponentionally higher for those who abuse food, and unless we learn to stop the abuse of food our social and economic development will be eroded. #StopAbuseBuffets
I would know, for I have managed a large health insurance portfilio for over 30 years and see the data.