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Aggie Vakaloloma

Atasa Moceituba
Friday, November 10, 2017

A GOOD nutrition starts with smart choices in the grocery store. Who believed that cooking healthy meals can be challenging especially if you don't have the right ingredients in your kitchen," says Aggie.

Her talent of singing took her to America last year for the Fiji Day celebration where she stayed for a six month-long stint.

The single mother of two boys resides in Newtown with her sister and her family.

Aggie, 34, started off singing in their church choir before she began her music journey in 2009 where she performed gigs in hotels, resorts and some of the popular nightspots in Suva. Looking back she said she would not have been where she was today without God and her mother who had been her pillar of strength.

She said she was brought up by her mother and her childhood days evolved around music. She loves singing because it was a passion and something she loves to do.

"When I sing I forget everything and drown my worries in the moment," Aggie said.

Like any other ordinary family, Aggie prefers to do her shopping at Shop n Save and MaxVal-u Supermart because of quality products, great customer service and low prices.

Shopping for a family of 10 is done on a weekly basis — and $250 on groceries and vegetables is the budget.

Before heading to shop, Aggie says they always compare the grocery prices with other supermarkets before finalising the shopping list.

She said the list included dairy products, cereal, frozen meat, toiletries and basic food items and she enjoyed shopping with her sister.

"Grocery shopping is fun and enjoyable. I prefer Shop n Save because the staff members are very friendly with their smiley faces and the way they interact with customers make us feel important and also brightens our day," Aggie said.

"When it comes to shopping I always emphasised healthy choices because I want a healthy family."

She usually talks to her four children on the importance of healthy living. "We try to have a variety of dishes in the week with a lot of vegetables because we have a small farm that our uncle maintains and there's abundance of vegetables such as bele, moca, rourou that he plants and that's where we get most of our root crops too," she said.

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