Those following a vegan or vegetarian diet may have to do some extra research before traveling to Barbados — these diets are not easily accommodated there.
Local “Unhealthy” Foods
- Macaroni and Cheese (locally known as “pie”)
Local “Healthy” Foods
- Flying Fish
- Cou-Cou (made with cornmeal and okra)
Nut Allergy Information
Nuts are not commonly found in local cuisine.
Availability of Specialty Foods
- Available at most large stores
- Available at specialty stores
- Not readily available
Kosher and Halal Foods
Most supermarkets, including, Supercentre, Carlton and Emerald City, Jordan’s Supermarket, and Trimart, sell American goods as well as other good quality items.
Nutritional Information on Food
Most foods have nutritional information printed on the packaging, but it is not regulated by the government.
Weight Loss Companies
Private nutritionists and gyms are available for weight management.
Vitamins are easy to purchase for they can be bought in both supermarkets and drugstores without a prescription.
Health Food Stores
Jenn Health and Beauty is a popular health food store with a cafe and smoothie bar.
Medical Professionals Who Aid in Nutrition
Dieticians, Nutritionists, Personal Trainers, and Physicians assist with nutrition.
Dieticians require a specific university degree, but do not currently require recertification.
Country-wide Obesity RateObesity is more prevalent among women as it is estimated 40% of women >35 are obese.