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  • The call for greater focus in this area comes as the Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa officially recognises the achievements of this year’s graduates of the AUT Certificate of Proficiency in Pacific Nutrition course. The Heart Foundation’s Pacific Health Manager Mafi Funaki-Tahifote says this year’s graduates are now…

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  • Being stressed for a long time isn’t good for your heart and overall health. Long-term stress can increase your blood sugar levels and your blood pressure – making your muscles tense and your body more at risk of a heart attack or stroke. Let’s work together to be less-stressed. The…

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  • What does good health mean to you? Is it being able to work to support your family? Not having to visit the doctor much? Or being well enough to spend time with the family? In Pacific communities, health often isn’t a priority until something is wrong. The thing is, just…

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  • Warmer weather brings with it the chance to reconnect with the outdoors – whether that means getting out and about with friends and family, taking the time to tidy up the garden, or preparing your vegetable patch, ready to grow new seeds. It’s time to move more, get some vitamin…

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  • By choosing satisfying and nutritious food, you can stay warm, nourished and protected all winter long! Here are nine easy tips to help you stay healthy and happy over winter. From bulk-cooking hearty meals and buying seasonal veges, to keeping your immune system strong. Healthy eating tips for winter 1.…

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  • How much exercise should you do a day? Regular exercise is important. Remember, we need to do at least 30 minutes a day but that can be 10 in the morning, and 20 in the evening. Or 10 minute bursts throughout the whole day. It’s whatever works for you. Why…

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  • Junk foods like chips, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, lollies and sugary drinks are highly processed, high in energy and low in nutrients. Unfortunately, these foods and drinks don’t add any value, just lots of added sugar, saturated fat and salt. Despite being enjoyable to eat, it can be easy to overeat…

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  • It affects women of all ages too. For Pacific people, we know that heart disease affects us at a younger age. So it’s really important we look after our hearts. When it comes to looking after your children, family and friends, sometimes your own health can take a back seat.…

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  • Behind most food and nutrition myths, there is sometimes a little bit of truth. We separate the science from the silliness. You may have heard some of the following food myths over the years and maybe thought they were true. Let’s bust ten of these myths, placing you on the…

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  • Food plays an important role in Pacific culture. We cook it to show our love and eat it to show appreciation. Some people may think it’s not easy to teach Pacific people about the role food plays in their health. After all, it’s sometimes quantity over quality. Our Pacific nutrition…

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  • So what does this mean for Pacific people? Our Pacific community faces heart disease every day. With so many Pacific people living with heart disease, we’re coming together with our family and communities to join the fight. We know too well the power a community can have. Think about your…

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  • 22 January 2018
    Healthy habits for kids

    Going back to school is never easy after a nice long break. When days at the beach are swapped for classrooms, it can be hard to concentrate. Here are some tips to help give your child a good back to school start. 1. A bedtime routine goes a long way…

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