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Nutrition drive

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, June 06, 2014

A HEALTH survey at Dratabu Village, Nadi, sparked a nutrition drive by international volunteer organisation Projects Abroad Fiji.

PAF medical and health consultant Rosan Lal said the volunteers conducted a survey in Dratabu Village and found out that a majority of the people were unhealthy.

"Their major challenge was to find nutritious food to eat," he said.

"Empowering them about the importance of nutritional food is one of our main objectives."

He said the ambitious project was undertaken and 11 vegetable gardens established for the village.

"By planting these gardens we are able to give them the opportunity to access nutrient dense foods (super foods) because a lot of families are eating food that has more carbohydrates and less macro-nutrients."

Dratabu villager Salanieta Viriviri said she was grateful to PAF for raising awareness on their health.

"I feel it is a big help because Projects Abroad went from door to door to conduct health check-ups which is a great need for us villagers who do not take our health seriously," she said.








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