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April 28 2021

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.

July 23 2020

A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby and pregnancy presents an opportunity to promote good health and break the cycle of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The Pacific guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy is a handbook for health professionals and educators designed to maximise health outcomes for both expectant mother and her child.

June 26 2020

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 the WHO global health survey in 2016, 71% of deaths globally were due to NCDs. In the Pacific, NCDs are the leading case of deaths accounting for 75% of mortality. This is worrying as the Pacific represents a region that is vulnerable to the current health crisis.

June 19 2020

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 with diabetes in the region. 

SPC’s Public Health Division (PHD) led consultations and development of this dietary guideline which is evidence-based and built on global recommendations and designed it to be culturally appropriate to all Pacific communities.