Nov 23, 2022 In the News

Life is too precious to go up in smoke – A case for tobacco control legislation in Jamaica

Life is too precious to go up in smoke – A case for tobacco control legislation in Jamaica Video Link Below  ...
Aug 11, 2022 In the News

CPR Week

In recognition of CPR Week, the HFJ has created the following unbeatable packages for individuals and organisations: 10% discount on...
Aug 11, 2022 In the News

NO BUTTS ABOUT IT 

THE World Health Organization (WHO) and its global partners recognise May 31 annually as World No Tobacco Day. The significance of this...
Aug 11, 2022 In the News

LETTER OF THE DAY | DISINGENUOUS TREE PLANTING

THE EDITOR, Madam: We note the article on May 24 in The Gleaner reporting that the tobacco company was supporting the Government’s...
Feb 25, 2019 Health Education - In the News

81% of Jamaicans Support a Tax on Sugary Drinks if Revenue Supports Childhood Obesity Prevention Programmes

Recognizing February as Heart Month, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is launching a new phase of its ongoing obesity prevention media...
Oct 11, 2018 In the News

PRESS RELEASE: Adults must help children avoid sugary drinks at home and at school

On  World  Obesity  Day,  the  Heart  Foundation  of  Jamaica  (HFJ),  the  Ministry  of  Health (MOH)  are  launching  a ...
Sep 10, 2018 In the News

PRESS RELEASE – NINE IN TEN JAMAICANS SUPPORT GOVERNMENT ACTION TO FIGHT GROWING OBESITY PROBLEM

According to a post campaign public opinion survey, nine in ten Jamaicans want swift government action to tackle the country’s obesity...
Dec 8, 2017 In the News

‘Stark’ increase in overweight youngsters

There is a "stark" increase between the ages of seven and 11 in the proportion of children in the UK who are overweight or obese, new data...
Dec 8, 2017 In the News

Total ban on fast-food outlets within 400m of London schools, Mayor Sadiq Khan to announce

Fast-food takeaways will be banned from opening within 400 metres of schools in a bid to tackle the capital’s child obesity epidemic. In...
Dec 8, 2017 In the News

Children ‘bombarded by junk food’ ads on family shows

Children are seeing up to 12 adverts an hour for high-fat, high-sugar foods during primetime family TV programmes such as The Voice,...