Basseterre, St. Kitts – November 28, 2022 (Lake Health and Wellbeing) – For the first time, Lake Health and Wellbeing will kick off the Sugar Mas 51 event lineup with a panel discussion and health expo on December 3, 2022.
The non-profit organization, known for its ‘You’re Sweet Enough’ campaign, will lead the conversation on “Reimagining Carnival: Creating a Healthy Drinking Culture’ and showcase vendors who produce and supply healthy lifestyle products and services.
This event will explore the impact of the overconsumption of alcohol and other unhealthy drinks during events like the carnival celebration and unpack the ways that Kittitians and Nevisians can change this culture and reduce the consumption of unhealthy beverages to improve their health, safety, and wellbeing.
Local vendors will be highlighted at the expo, each covering healthy food options and demonstrations, healing methods through movement, and health-focused services. There will also be free health screenings and fun activities for children.
“The St Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC) is delighted to have this very important panel discussion regarding non-communicable diseases (NCDs) hosted by Lake Health and Wellbeing as part of our fringe activities for the 51st Anniversary Celebration of National Carnival.
Promoting a healthier lifestyle for the many stakeholders of this National Event contributes to an overall healthier nation and as such the St. Kitts-Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC) is looking forward to partnering with Lake Health and Wellbeing to create awareness and promote healthier lifestyles and behaviors throughout the Carnival Season and beyond," said Shannon Hawley, Chair - SKNNCC.
Spearheaded by Abi Begho, Director of Program Management, Lake Health and Wellbeing, the Panel and Health Expo is part of the organization’s continued advocacy work for healthier lifestyles that can reduce non-communicable diseases on the island.
“Currently, non-communicable diseases are the major health challenge that our nation faces and we can all contribute to the prevention and control of NCDs by adopting a healthier lifestyle. During the Carnival Season, we tend to let our guard down when it comes to healthy choices and overindulge, but we want to remind everyone that it’s important to maintain healthy habits during the revelry to protect your health and reduce your risk of developing an NCD,” Abi Begho.
The Panel and Health Expo will take place at the St. Kitts Marriott Ballroom from 11: 00 a.m. – 3: 0 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
About Lake and Wellbeing
Lake Health and Wellbeing is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in St Kitts and Nevis that is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of theirlocal, regional and online community.
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