Fourth Vice president of the Jamaica Administrative Association of Athletics (JAAA) Vilma Charlton, urges particularly coaches to remain abreast with scientific developments in athletics especially nutrition.
"Teacher, coaches, let us pay closer attention o the nutrition of our student-athletes.
Everybody is talking supplements but what about making greater attempts to encourage athletes into eating right?
Let us encourage our athletes to go back to the some of our basic Jamaican foods which are very nutritious.
Encourage them to eat lots of sugar cane, the molasses which has loads of iron, coconut water for potassium, and all that calaloo which is easy to cultivate.
Let us all go back to the guavas, plums cherries which has loads of vitamin C. Research has shown that our country's foreign exchange bill for American apples is very high so eat Jamaica fruits instead," said Charlton
highlighted how physical education and sport is now a priority subject across the Caribbean and "recently they have hastily developed a programme at the CAPE level," because it "offers many career paths such as sports law, marketing, nutrition, journalism".