Empowering youth to champion healthy living and prevent Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific

Our youth are our future. We must ensure that they practice healthy lifestyle choices and behaviours, empowering them to become future champions and influencers of healthy living in our communities.

Healthy Tips: Eat vitamine A for for healthy eyesight

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.

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: 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.

Meet Elisiva Na’ati – Non- Communicable Disease Adviser, Public Health Division - SPC

Working with people living with diabetes and having worked with them to change their diet and to see their joy in their achievements and improvement in their diabetes control, is always rewarding!

SPC Food Systems for Health and Nutrition Integrated Programme successfully completes online design workshop series

Participants of the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition integrated programme workshop series on Zoom. (Ed Boydell)

Pacific Community announces the results of the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division launched a recipe contest in February this year to promote healthy eating and to encourage the use of local ingredients. It is important to promote healthy, locally sourced recipes with reduced levels…

The Pacific Community launches the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest

The Pacific Community (SPC) is calling for contestants to join the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest and showcase their cooking skills and creativity to promote healthy eating and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

World Diabetes Day 2017 - Statement by the Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga

On 14 November, the Pacific Community (SPC) joins the world in commemorating World Diabetes Day (WDD). The theme of WDD 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. This year’s campaign promotes the importance of affordable and equitable…
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