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Nutrition and Metabolism

Core Functions of the Nutrition and Metabolism Division
To provide lectures, food demonstrations, and displays to encourage the public to participate in food preparation activities to meet their nutritional needs. They also participate in Nutritional surveys.
This Unit consists of Food demonstrators who conduct visits to Health Centres/Clinics, schools, NGO's. The Unit is also geared towards encouraging healthy eating habits and lifestyles promoting the development of skills achieved by individuals.

Target Group
The public (low income families), ante-natal clinics, child welfare clinics, chronic disease clinics and schools.



  • Advice, lectures, demonstrations, preparation and cooking of local foods at health centres as it relates to the six food groups.  Clients are visited at Ante-Natal Clinics, Child Welfare Clinics and Chronic Diseases Clinics.
  • Produce food displays as it relates to feeding all family members (0 - 100 years) from the family pot.
  • Provides sound nutritional advice to the public as it relates to their health and their families. Ensuring that the public, especially the low income members, are aware of how they can provide well balanced meals, using the six food groups, for their family regardless of age or health status.
  • Preventative programmes which includes wellness classes, with the aim of promoting Primary Health Care.

How can I get more information?
Ground Floor Sacred Heart Building
16-18 Sackville Street,
Port of Spain
Phone: (868) 285-9126 ext. 2577,2571,2573; (868) 624-5554



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