Friday, October 5, 2018

Miss World Bahamas, partners team up to fight childhood obesity

By Eyewitness News

The school day just got healthier, thanks to Miss World Bahamas 2018 Brinique Gibson and several corporate partners which have joined hands with the beauty queen for her “Beauty with a Purpose (BWP)” project, Eat Wise. Exercise. Stay Alive (EWESA).

The EWESA school challenge is a voluntary certification initiative that recognizes schools for their efforts to establish supportive school wellness policies by improving food and beverage offerings, teaching children about nutritious food choices and being physically active.

The Bahamas is rated as the country with the highest percentage of overweight people in Latin American and the Caribbean, and many of those affected are children.  It is this statistic, and her own personal struggle with being overweight, which led Miss World Bahamas to choose EWESA as her Beauty With a Purpose project.  Read more >>