The ministry of health and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) have partnered to promote healthy eating to maintain good colon health.
The partnership comes in observance of colorectal cancer awareness month, being observed in March.
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaica, for men and women.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the health ministry and RADA today, to formalise the partnership.
Speaking at the virtual ceremony, Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, said nutrition plays a role in disease prevention and causation, including cancer.
Dr. Tufton argued that more Jamaicans should be purposeful in their diet, which offers some protection from the severity of diseases.
He said the ministry will be using this month as an opportunity to further promote nutritional intervention.