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The "Hauhaulele" va'a club has a section open to young women who want to get in shape through physical activity. This weekend they also benefited from a culinary workshop with a dietician to improve their daily diet.
The SPC Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors programme was launched to support creative activities led by young people to raise awareness on prevention and control of NCDs - Not only for young people, but for their whole community.
A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby and pregnancy is an opportunity to promote good health and break the cycle of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity increases the risk of gestational diabetes and birth complications as well as predisposing the child to low or high birthweight and at risk of developing NCDs later in life.
The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division (PHD) has published a handbook to guide the development of a National multisectoral Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) plan and the establishment of a multisectoral committee to oversee the implementation of the plan.
The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division (PHD) has published a handbook for health professionals and educators on Pacific guidelines for healthy infants and children under five years of age.
Did you know that vitamin A is important for healthy eyesight? There is a lot of vitamin A in orange coloured fruits and vegetables such as mango, pawpaw, and pumpkin as well as in leafy greens.
Vitamin A deficiency is a big problem in the Pacific, especially in children.
Load up on orange coloured fruits and vegetables plus leafy greens to keep your vision sharp.
Taro leaves contain 5.7g of dietary fibre per 100g. Eating a variety of foods high in fibre has a protective effect against colon cancer and helps to control your weight.
Are you interested to know the nutrient composition of some other common Pacific foods?
Aim to eat from each food group at every meal. Your meal should contain food from the 3 food groups: Energy, body building and protective foods.
Fill half your plate with vegetables and remember that one plate is enough.
Fish is one of the main sources of dietary protein in the Pacific. Raw yellowfin tuna flesh contains 24.4g of protein per 100g. Are you interested to know how much protein is contained in other fish and seafood consumed in the Pacific?