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Dec 11, 2019

A Feeding Program for Alberts

Paul Thompson

Albert Standard Bearer Paul Thompson is spearheading a feeding program in his constituency where for two weeks out of the month his office is providing fruits and healthy juices to three Belize City primary schools.  This morning, we caught up with him at James Garbutt Seven Day Adventist School where he was delivering bananas, apples and freshly squeezed orange juice to the students.


Paul Thompson, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, Albert

“A recent study that I read indicated that forty-nine percent of children in Belize live in some level of poverty.  As the aspiring area representative for the Albert Division we wanted to address this need and so we collaborated with the Belize City Council from the standard bearer’s office in the Albert Division and we are having an initiative called Healthy Eats.  This Healthy Eats initiative is an initiative where for the last few months, two weeks out of the month, we provide a combination of apples and bananas or apples and orange juice to over six hundred children in the Albert Division.  We would have hoped that we could do, everyday of the month to provide these Healthy Eats for our children.  But as you know, we’re not the government and so the resources that we have, we try to do with what we have and so according to the principals and what we see with the children, it is something that’s very welcomed and something that we believe addresses a need that we have in this country.  This may sound like a tired phrase but our children are our most precious resource and we not only have to provide a nourished education to our children but we literally have to nourish our children, not with just food, not with fried chicken and biscuit and ideal and all of that, but we want to provide healthy living so that’s why we selected and we chose bananas and apples and orange juice.”

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