Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Fast, fit Shelly-Ann for Eat Jamaican!
Kingston, Jamaica: Olympic Gold Medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gave a hearty endorsement of the Eat Jamaican campaign at the JCDC Regional Culinary Finals last May at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Old Hope Road in Kingston.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of six Olympic champions who endorsed the "Eat Jamaican" campaign, aimed at increasing local food production and encouraging consumers to make healthy food choices by eating local produce, fruits and vegetables. Track stars Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Melaine Walker, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter also gave their resounding endorsement at the Launch on the Campaign at the Coronation Market on March 1.
Shelley-Ann matched dance steps with the "Eat Jamaican" Campaign mascot Doctor Bird and showed great interest in the dishes entered in the JCDC Recipe Competition. She charmed the farmers who participated in the mini Farmers Market held at the CBA.
The "Eat Jamaican" campaign which was launched last March at the Coronation Market is being funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Ministry of Agriculture.
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Digicel