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Gov't to train students as Jamaica Moves ambassadors

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The Ministries of Health and Education, through the Jamaica Moves initiative, will be training and appointing student ambassadors who will be charged with spreading the message of a healthy lifestyle to their peers.

According to the Southern Regional Health Authority (SERHA), the move to appoint student ambassadors is part of the Health ministry's effort to get more students to engage in physical activity and develop healthier eating practices.

A camp for the high-school ambassadors in the southern region will be hosted from Friday to Sunday to train students and teachers, placing emphasis on nutrition and physical activity.

“Participants will learn how to prepare creative and healthy meals, in addition to the importance of exercise,” SERHA said in an advisory today.

Twenty-seven schools in the southern region are to participate in the initiative.

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