Healthy Tips: Get Active!
Physical inactivity (insufficient physical activity) is the leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and death worldwide. Failure to enjoy adequate levels of physical activity increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and…
Stat of the week: Food nutrients contained in Pacific food
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…
Healthy Tips: Aim to eat from each food group at every meal
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. Find out more here.
Healthy Tips: Get active! Anytime and anywhere
Get active! You can get active anytime and anywhere. It could involve a walk, cleaning the house, gardening or playing a sport.
Healthy Tips: Send your children back to school with healthy lunches
Send your children back to school with healthy lunches. Be sure to make use of locally available produce. Don't forget to remind them to keep practising proper handwashing. Find out more about nutrition on the Public Health Division's website.
Healthy Tips: Live Healthy, Stay Healthy
Small, everyday changes in how we eat and move, can lead to lifelong benefits to our health. Get the “Live Healthy, Stay Healthy” Booklet and take the wellness challenge! Visit this link to get your copy. Pacific guidelines for healthy living
Now available: Training Manual for Pacific Guidelines for Healthy Living
Fiji youths using art to share prevention and control messages for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
“If we make a change now, our generation can be the healing generation in the future and through the Wake-up project we have taken five steps ahead in the advancement of art in Fiji and using this to portray wellness messages”. These are the words of…
COVID-19 is compounding the Pacific’s non- communicable disease crisis
Health experts were quick to identify that persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, chronic lung diseases and cancers were more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19. According to…
Now available: Handbook on Pacific healthy dietary guidelines for people with diabete
The Pacific Community (SPC) has published a handbook on Pacific healthy dietary guidelines for people with diabetes, which is intended for health professionals and educators who provide health advice on nutrition and dietetic interventions for people…