The Caribbean region is a curious mix of wealth and want, resources and deficiencies, and in no way is this better demonstrated by our curious blend of childhood malnutrition where both the critically undernourished and the disturbingly over-nourished child may live side by side on any street. We must pay attention to the sneaky but certain increase in obesity in our children as it will create increasing health challenges not only in childhood but in the later years, with sure increases in chronic non-communicable diseases.

The New York Times outlines findings from a recent study which show Obesity Is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years

Parents, teachers, governments of the West Indies, we MUST wake up and DO something now.