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CAHE HIV/AIDS FLYER
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The Caribbean Home Economist 2014 Issue
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CAHE Conference Magazine 2013
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Food labels: how do we interpret the nutrition facts? Part I
In much the same way that a Table of Contents explains what is inside a book, so too does the Nutrition Facts Food Label tell what the food we eat contains. It is important therefore that consumers know how to use this information. The Nutrition Facts Panel of the Food Label is printed on the outside of packaged food and can usually be located quite easily. With today’s food labels, consumers are able to: • Obtain nutrition information about almost every food item on a grocery shelf. • Compare the nutrient values in similar products. • Quickly find information they need to make healthy food choices. • See how a food fits into an overall daily diet. • Determine the amount per serving of nutrients especially those of major health concern. The chart below shows a typical example of a Nutritional Facts Panel of the Food Label. The panel is divided into four main sections as indicated by heavy solid horizontal lines. Section one gives facts on the serving size; section two gives information on calories and calories from fat. Section three gives details of the nutrients that are most important to the health of most consumers, most of whom worry about getting too much of certain items (fat for example) rather than too few vitamins and minerals as in the past. Section four gives an indication of reference values to help consumers learn good diet basics. They can be adjusted depending on a person’s caloric needs. There are several forms of the same label printed for different products depending on the size and shape of the container but the basic mandatory information are the same. Some product manufacturers give additional information on the labels if they feel it could substantiate a health claim. Health claims will be addressed in Part II of the Series on Food Labels. To read this entire Newsletter please download it here.
Sugar and Your Health
Sugar has been, over the years, important to the Caribbean as it is one of our major exports, made from the sugar cane grown in many of our countries. In addition to using it in sweetening drinks and in cakes, puddings and pastries, we use sugar in our own Caribbean confectionary such as peppermint candy, tamarind balls, coconut, peanut or almond drops, among many other uses. In this issue of Nyam News we look at sugar in the diet and whether indiscriminate consumption of sugar leads directly to persons becoming obese. When the term sugar is used by the general public it usually refers to the common household item “table sugar”. However, sugar refers to a class of carbohydrates made up of one or two molecular structures or units. Sugars made up of one unit are called monosaccharides or simple sugars; examples include glucose, fructose and galactose. Sugars made up of two units are called disaccharides and include sucrose, lactose and maltose. Less commonly known sugars may have three units (trisaccharides or oligosaccharides) or four units (tetrasaccharides). There are also many and varying derivatives associated with sugars which may be natural or manmade. Among these derivatives of sugars are dextrose, mannose, sorbitol, turbinated sugar (turbinado) and sucralose (Splenda). Monosaccharides are the simplest sugars and the final breakdown products of carbohydrate digestion in humans. Although glucose may be best known for its commercial availability as a high energy item, it is also found in abundance in the human body. Fructose, also referred to as fruit sugar, is found in fruits, some vegetables and honey. Fructose is also a component of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which is frequently used in many processed beverages and baked goods. Athird monosaccharide is galactose, found in milk. To read this entire Newsletter please download it here.
C.A.H.E Quarterly Vol 10
Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. (Author) CAHE is mindful of the world financial meltdown; and how it impacts individuals, families and households.There is need for the membership to devise creative ways to cushion the effects on the lives of constituents. Care was taken to incorporate in a focused manner, the various Conference subthemes to develop meaningful programmes and projects that are workable and sustaining. To read this full article please download it here.
Conference Issue 2007
Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. (Author) The theme of this quarterly is set within the context of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). It is designed to examine the old, and to complement new and innovative approaches to the fancies of the formal and informal education sectors. To read this full article please download it here.
Conference Issue 2005
Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. (Author) The theme of this issue will examine the issues relating to the Conference Theme ” Home Economics Education for the eradication of poverty in the Caribbean” and much more. This is in keeping with the theme for United Nations theme for the “Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. To read this issue please download here.
CAHE Quarterly June 2004
Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. (Author) The year 2011 marks seventeen years since the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) announced the observance of an International Day of the Family on May 15th 2004. The focus of all Home Economics programmes center around the family since all our mandates generally point to the well-being and improved quality of life for all. These include the general strengthening of the capacity of us as professionals, so that we are able to deal more effectively with the issues that affect families. In some cases the direct target approach is used and the organizations conduct programmes designed to enhance the capabilities of family groups with family management skills. To read the full issue of the quarterly, please download it here.
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Sewing Machine Clinic
The aim of the workshop is to produce a cadre of teachers/persons with a satisfactory degree of competence/ability to render sewing machines functional.
Family Natural Disaster Awareness Plan
A proposal for a home economics component of a natural disaster programme
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