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Addicted to Chefette (Fast food)

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Pro-Shottas Soccer School proudly displays the sign on the gate of the BET Sports Club.

The battle to win the taste buds of our youth has gone into high gear. Our society has reached the point where convenience is being given priority above eating healthy by a modern day Barbadian. Bear in mind the national health budget is over 700 million and per capita ranks as the third highest in the Caribbean.

If we accept that the health of a nation is the wealth of a nation then we should be very concerned about what 2010 research has revealed about the incidence of obesity in our youth population.

  • Over 30% in the 9 to10 age group are obese/overweight
  • 12% had high blood pressure

One does not have to be a medical practitioner to know that obese individuals are vulnerable to many types of health risks e.g. hypertension and heart disease, respiratory disease and of course the big D (Diabetes). They they are the non-medical issues which have to be managed as well read low esteem, signalization etc.

Parents are responsible for the upbringing of our children. Marketeers also know that purchasing decisions of adults are influenced or in this case manipulated by targeting the message at children. The image above is one example where a popular football school in Barbados that recruits young boys and girls has been able to attract sponsorship from fast food Chefette restaurant and all that comes with it. A visit to many primary schools will also reveal the Chefette brand printed on exercise books, pencils, book covers all done with the objective to keep the Chefette brand top of the young minds.

The fast food experience has become so embedded in decision making that a trip to Chefette restaurant has become threaded in our lifestyle. In recent weeks Barbadians have witnessed ministers of government featured at ribbon cutting ceremonies at the opening of Burger King and Chefette restaurants.   What message is our leaders sending? Our leaders publicly support the littering of fast food restaurants across the landscape of Barbados and at the same time struggle with executing policy to promote behavioural change in the citizenry. The BU household is not saying that fast food restaurants are to be blamed solely for the bad food being ingested by our youth. However, the question must be asked what is being done to counter the aggressive messaging of fast food restaurants.

Burger King and Chefette fast food restaurants are headed by Bizzy Williams and the Haloute family. The influence of big business or well off individuals on government will be difficult to counter. Government is in the business of promoting economic activity. Also as political parties contributions to the campaign coffers are welcomed from individuals and businesses like Bizzy and Chefette restaurant.

Is it too late to save improve the health of our children and in the process the wealth of the nation?

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103 Comments on “Addicted to Chefette (Fast food)”

  1. Bush Tea September 19, 2016 at 11:43 PM #

    What are you saying Bajans?

    …that it is beginning to look like a SENSIBLE arrangement to have a loving and caring mother running the home and family …while the (relatively dispensable) man is out hunting …or seeking FOREX to support that effort?
    …are you suggesting that a family unit consisting of two completely different (but complimentary) male and female personalities, could actually solve basic problems related to the health, well-being, education, development and nourishment of the whole unit – and in particularly the children and future generation…?
    …whereas the current shiite ‘family’ of two ‘equal’ individuals – fighting to outdo each other in salary, job status, bank account and bling has been failing on ALL these counts…?

    Be careful what you say girl…. some here on BU would want to crucify your donkey if they even suspected that this is what you were saying….

    @ lawson
    …at least you need to cut back on the corn…
    It is beginning to affect your jokes.
    ha ha ha
    LOL

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  2. Caswell Franklyn September 20, 2016 at 4:10 AM #

    David

    I am sending you a photo of a meal, given to patients at the Psychiatric Hospital, under separate cover. It consists of cooked Eclipse biscuits, minced meat and beets. I can’t get it posted here.

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  3. balance September 20, 2016 at 4:58 AM #

    “mitchlans September 19, 2016 at 9:53 AM #

    Chefette, KFC, Burger King etc, are the least of our problems.

    Look outside every school at the beginning and end of each day and see the utter crap being peddled, laden with

    If we put aside the emotion and reflect for one moment we would remember that selling outside school gates have been a cultural pastime since we were children and is nothing new; what is new is that the preparation of the condiments used in the sale of such items like sugar cakes, black bitch, guava jelly and sometimes souse cakes might have been done in better hygienic conditions now than then. Let me make it clear I am not making a case for or against fast foods just for balance in analysis.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 5:17 AM #

    The Bushman..I dont think Bajans is saying that cause she is well aware for the last 50 years and even before, females cannot depend on males….not even and particularly if ya married to them. ..some females in decades gone by learned that they had 10 children with the husband and he acted like he is part of the furniture…and always found something better, in his mind, to do with his money…the mithers and grandmothers were forced to do the man’s job…support and raise his children.

    Is it any wonder that in 2016, Adril Nitwit, Dimwit Jackass for an attorney general still believes that men are NOT responsible for their children, neither raising nor supporting…that it’s all the fault and responsibility of the mothers and grandmothers. ..where did yall get that idiot though….steupss.

    You cannot force men to be responsible or family oriented….if they have different intents.

    The retard Bush..tried that in the US, trying to get everyone married, ya can see for yourself, daily, how well that one is not working out.

    Females have mothering instincts, most of them, men don’t, many do not have fathering instincts, they were not raised that way, given the track records of the males in Barbados and the Caribbean, or were not born with fathering instincts, very rare to find that connect…males and females are not equal in many ways….given the thousands of children males feel compelled to litter the islands with and then abandon and neglect the children and their mothers.

    We have to live with the reality of how things are and not how we would like them to be or how they should be…if women stay home, their children starve…

    ….Most women are forced to juggle everything…2 jobs, 5 children, cooking, washing, attending their children’s school activites, a business..etc…they are called SUPER MOMS.

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  5. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 5:26 AM #

    Lawson…pick up a hobby…..cooking.

    Drinking beer for 5 hours every day, is not a hobby…ya retired and have very little else to do, watching porn is not a hobby….., lol.

    I understand that when traveling, even if staying in a self-contained hotel, you eat out, it’s natural…who wants to cook every day while on a 12 day vacation…bad business.

    …… While in university in Canada my daughter always wanted a Chefette roti or 3 when she knew I was traveling to the island, her fiance visiting the island liked it too, but he likes anything unhealthy with the full knowledge that his health cannot handle it, of course he then has to visit these doctors after…just like you…lol

    But ya really should cook your own meals as often as ya can.

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  6. lawson September 20, 2016 at 6:36 AM #

    Your right porn is not a hobby but it is the only exercise I get. I am going to Scotland next week hopefully I can pick up some good eating habits there. I have never tried deep fried mars bars but I am sure they taste better than kale.
    But what is worse for you the commercial fast food ,the home cooked food from your gut wagons, the curried stew, the mounds of macaroni pie for a couple of bucks or the bubonic salad bar at chefette.

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  7. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 6:55 AM #

    Lawson…and that is what will kill ya, don’t expect anyone else to cook for you.

    I always tell my husband….ya got 2 perfectly good hands and ya know how to use them, the stove works well.

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  8. Pachamama September 20, 2016 at 7:16 AM #

    ”’What are you saying Bajans?

    …that it is beginning to look like a SENSIBLE arrangement to have a loving and caring mother running the home and family …while the (relatively dispensable) man is out hunting …or seeking FOREX to support that effort?
    …are you suggesting that a family unit consisting of two completely,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,”

    Bushie oh Bushie

    Why can’t it be 4 or 5 women at home? Why are you so wedded to the western conception of your ‘nuclear’ family formation? How come we can’t be like the fictional King Solomon, or the fictitious King David?

    This nuclear BS is the same albino-centric nonsense you so rightly reject otherwise. It comes from the same people who wrote the Bible with their own hands and told it was some word of god, whoever she was.

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  9. David September 20, 2016 at 7:53 AM #

    Agree with you Pacha. The nuclear family is a man made model.

    We need a model which best represents real world reality.

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  10. Bush Tea September 20, 2016 at 7:59 AM #

    @ Pacha
    Why can’t it be 4 or 5 women at home?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Could be ten.
    Bushie only said that A is better than B
    …. not that 2A may not also be better than A.

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  11. Pachamama September 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM #

    @ David

    We even know of a family formation where there are 4 men going out to work, with one women at home.

    These people are Tibetan and this has become their custom thanks to China’s one-child policy. Too few women.

    All the men are the fathers of all the children.

    Bulling formations exempted, we don’t see why the reverse of the above could not also be true. Four or five men ‘worshiping’ one God, the woman, who leave them at home and goes out to work. LOL

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  12. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 11:51 AM #

    Lol…Pacha.

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  13. lawson September 20, 2016 at 1:25 PM #

    4..5…or ten women at home ????/ why do you think it costs 200 for whores it is not for the sex ..its so they wont stay the night. I can see why there is a worry about the food at the insane asylum it seems some of you are on the slippery slope.

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  14. Colonel Buggy September 20, 2016 at 11:40 PM #

    Chefette’s new delivery service.

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  15. Well Well & Consequences September 21, 2016 at 4:46 AM #

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/09/21/drug-users-going-hardcore/

    While on the subject if addictions……where is Adriel Nitwit’s oroff that heroin etc is being imported and used in Barbados.

    Heroin is a different type of importers and sellers….if true, is Adriel Jackass looking fir the importers.

    Heroin kills, the addiction is life long, the addicts become very public, they cannot be missed and requires addicts weaning from the drug using methadone, so when ya trying to spread rumours to make yaself popular as a useless attorney general, get ya facts straight….did you even research these types of drugs before ya opened ya mouth…we know yall are not big on research.

    Ya can hide any addiction for very long periods. ..but ya cannot hide heroin or meth addiction, they are both devastating…..it requires a different type of dealer, other than the boys on the block……Is Adriel Nitwit looking for those high end importers and dealers who would have the money to invest in such destruction to the island…….

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  16. Well Well & Consequences September 21, 2016 at 4:47 AM #

    While on the subject of addictions……where is Adriel Nitwit’s proof that heroin etc is being imported and used in Barbados.

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  17. Well Well & Consequences September 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

    http://ow.ly/4wAh304sobF

    Ya can warn people, but you cant make them do anything.

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  18. bajans September 24, 2016 at 12:08 PM #

    David, in Tibetan culture if one brother gets married and he has other brothers who are not, they all share the same wife. It is so, especially if a younger brother gets married first. Then all the older brothers gets a piece of the pie. To my knowledge, this has been on-going before the Chinese one child policy.

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  19. Simple Simon September 24, 2016 at 12:32 PM #

    @David Blogmaster? “Burger King and Chefette fast food restaurants are headed by Bizzy Williams and the Haloute family.”

    And please note that Bizzy is a real, real bony man. I bet that he has a wife or a cook at home who prepares proper old fashioned meals for him at home.

    Sensible fella.

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  20. Simple Simon September 24, 2016 at 12:38 PM #

    I stopped buying sweet drinks years ago. I let the sweet drinks stay on the merchants’s shelves. I only buy small quantities of unsweetened juice.

    If I don’t have a “nice” cool soft drink waiting for me in the fridge at home or at work, then when I am thirsty, I have no choice but to drink a nice cold water. i drink 3 or 4 ounces of unsweetened juice at breakfast time. After that it is water all the way.

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  21. David September 24, 2016 at 2:12 PM #

    @Bajans

    What a culture!

    @Simple Simon

    The Zr men have you busy?

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  22. Simple Simon September 24, 2016 at 10:28 PM #

    No David. Now that it is the rainy season i am busy growing food for myself, my family, my friends, my neighbours, and maybe for you too.

    Busy, busy. busy.

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  23. Simple Simon September 24, 2016 at 10:29 PM #

    And ZR men need love too.

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  24. Simple Simon September 24, 2016 at 10:40 PM #

    bajans September 24, 2016 at 12:08 PM #
    David, in Tibetan culture if one brother gets married and he has other brothers who are not, they all share the same wife. It is so, especially if a younger brother gets married first. Then all the older brothers gets a piece of the pie. To my knowledge, this has been on-going before the Chinese one child policy.

    And this is not just wuflessness. It is actually a sensible survival strategy.

    The land in the Himalayan highlands somewhat barren. If one woman is married to several brothers then the family will typically have fewer children as a woman can generally only bear one child every 12 months regardless of how many times she has intercourse, and regardless of how many people she has intercourse with. So this strategy keeps the population small, keeps the land in family hands, and reduces jealousy since a man is less likely to be jealous of his own brother than of a strange man. it also ensures that the children are supported because really it does not make much difference if a man is supporting his son or his nephew, your brother’s children are almost as good and almost loved as your own.

    But the primary purpose is to keep the population small enough so that the land can feed all of the people.

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  25. Simple Simon September 24, 2016 at 10:50 PM #

    Pachamama September 20, 2016 at 7:16 AM “Why can’t it be 4 or 5 women at home?”

    Because dear Pacha. it is impossible for one man to adequately provide sexual services to 4 or 5 or 10 women in the long term.

    And when this inadequacy occurs your life won’t be worth living with 4 or 5 or 10 frustrated/miserable women around.

    That is why monogamy is the norm.

    Wunna men can’t manage more than one…at least not in the long term (and long term means the number of years it takes to raise a child)

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  26. David September 30, 2016 at 7:16 PM #

    Who heard Dr. Trevor Hassell highlighting rising obesity among out youth this evening on the VoB news? He implored the country to stop eating fast food and to exercise more. He finished by saying advertising geared to lure the youth to eat junk food should be banned.

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  27. Bush Tea September 30, 2016 at 8:16 PM #

    @ Simple Simon
    But the primary purpose is to keep the population small enough so that the land can feed all of the people.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Last time Bushie spoke to the Dali Lama, the bushman came away with the distinct impression that the primary purpose was to keep the damn women so busy that they did not have time to get themselves into men’s business ….and piss off Chad99999…
    BTW…
    Bushie could recommend you to a family of six brothers – including two ZR men….🙂

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