October 27 2020

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!

Elisiva Na’ati is a dietician by profession and has a background in human nutrition public health nutrition, having worked in this field for the past 30 years now. Elisiva joined the Pacific Community (SPC) in 2016.

March 27 2020

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 of sugars, salt and fat, to help combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are responsible for 75% of deaths in the region.

September 20 2017

The Pacific Community (SPC) Health Division launched a taro cookbook during a dinner held as part of the meeting of diabetes associations in Nadi on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. The cookbook shares taro-based recipes from several countries in the region and is designed to promote the nutritional quality of this food item along with the Pacific’s rich cooking traditions. Taro corms, stems and leaves are all edible and can be prepared in different ways depending on the country.

With this cookbook, you can invite taro and Pacific culture to your table!