Panic Buying- What you should know!

March 18th, 2020

By now we have all heard about the new Corona virus, COVID -19, and its subsequent spread throughout the world that has resulted in the WHO (World Health Organization) classifying it as a pandemic. The  lock down of several countries across the globe has been as a direct result of the virus. Here in Jamaica, [...]

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Healthy eating – why so expensive?

March 8th, 2020

I was excited to try a new vegetarian dish. I thought that I was being responsible by trying healthier options in my diet.  Imagine my surprise when I went to the supermarket and realized that my budget had been doubled. Why are healthy options so expensive? Supply and demand Remember when you were in high [...]

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Healthy choices while eating out on a budget!

October 4th, 2019

Ever wonder why healthy food is often more expensive than their less healthy counterparts? Consider for example the options we have for lunch on a budget.  There is fast food, which is usually very affordable with a variety of the main staples chicken and fries. The menu options in a fast food restaurant is usually [...]

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Do you really know what you are eating?

August 21st, 2019

Recently I had a health scare that had me contemplating how best I could adjust my eating habits.  The first thing I noticed was how difficult it was to  decide what I really needed to eat. There is so much information that bombards you as a consumer it can become really confusing. It seemed as [...]

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Restaurant Week – Savour the Experience!

November 5th, 2016

How often do you eat out?  Some people eat out every day while for others it is a once a month affair. The decision to eat out is usually because of convenience as after a hard day at work it is often easier to stop and pick up dinner than going home to cook. The [...]

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Do you read the labels on the products you buy?

November 20th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Reading is a fundamental skill and one in which we hone after years spent in the education system. After all that instruction, it is expected that consumers read the labels on the products that they buy. However, in this fast paced world where information is usually conveyed in [...]

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