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Chef, WATA partner for diabetes awareness

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Contributed Photo Stella Maris Prep Students join Chef Charles Mattocks, Miss Jamaica Universe and Wisynco employees to form the Blue Circle, the global symbol for diabetes awareness.

More than 500 students, teachers and parents at Stella Maris Preparatory School recognised World Diabetes Day at a special event hosted by celebrity chef/international diabetes

advocate Charles Mattocks, in partnership

with Wisynco, The Gleaner Company and other corporate entities.

Themed 'Diabetes: Protect Jamaica's Future', the breakfast event highlighted the importance of immediate action to protect the health and well-being of future generations, as well as to achieve meaningful outcomes for people with diabetes in Jamaica and those at risk.

A diverse range of interesting activities to convey the important message at the event included an exhibition, blood sugar and blood pressure checks for adults, sampling of appropriate breakfast foods, and a cooking demonstration by young chefs. A highlight was a

fitness demonstration with full audience

participation by trainer Kamila McDonald.