Teach children healthy eating

I respond to two of your recent published articles. In response to the item headlined Promoting private/public sector partnerships, I suggest that it would be much more cost-effective to add one small item to your primary school curriculum: “How to eat and live healthy … and cheaply”.

Getting these basics into the heads of the next generation, will do more than creating another monolith of administration. We need to save our youth from the same mess we have created in our current adult population whose “developed” lifestyle habits have only yielded a slew of non-communicable diseases and expensive, unnecessary imported foods and associated “edible friviolities”.

Why do we always look for the most expensive, unwieldy, bureaucratic “solution” to our national problems?

To the second item, Water alert, I say that this is clearly, only part of the story — as usual. What “other” contaminants, exactly? Where are these coming from? Can these be stopped, rather than leaving the source of the problem still “in business”, and having to build an expensive water-treatment plant, the output of which will be then be sent on its way through our leaking distribution network?

Maybe, we should check with our local doctors, who know the folly of treating a symptoms, but instead take great care to eliminate the source of the disease. Belle squatters still living “peacefully” on our Zone 1? Chickens always come home to roost. Check with Mr. Trevor Prescod. The only way this makes sense, is if we are going to power this new plant (assuming we can find some chump to lend us a couple hundred big ones), from solar power.

Five will get you ten, it’s more electricity we shall feed to the plant from imported oil. Water rates going where?

— Tony Webster

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