Our current diets are bad for our health and are harming the planet. Two billion people are now overweight or obese. Poor diet is the biggest cause of noncommunicable disease in the world, posing a greater risk of morbidity and mortality than unsafe sex, alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse combined. By Line Gordon.
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Thursday 16 August 2018
Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva is attracting world wide media attention after he made comments suggesting that Pacific Island leaders participate in a year long weight loss competition.
Thursday 27 July 2017
A health survey conducted by Stanford University reveals how physically active populations around the world are, and Hong Kong is rated as having the most active citizens in the world walking 6,880 steps daily on average. Although Tonga was not included in the survey, the findings somewhat correlate to some of its issues such as obesity and physical activity.
Friday 30 May 2014
Tonga is the world’s most overweight country, according to a study published yesterday by a well-known medical journal, The Lancet.
Thursday 28 November 2013
A new report states that Tonga is the fourth most over-weight country in the world, and that Non-Communicable Diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms and diabetes are a leading cause of adult death, while data showed that 36 percent of Tongan boys and 54 percent of Tongan girls were over-weight or obese. Death rates in the most productive age groups are three times higher than in Australia and New Zealand
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Tonga’s Kau Mai netball campaign has attracted 55 teams who have registered in Vava’u since its launch there last Saturday 22 June, in a programme that tackles obesity in Tonga, where over 90 percent of the adult population are over-weight.
Monday 19 October 2009
Tonga does not have food insecurity or hunger but rather a problem of eating low-quality food, which causes a high rate of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity, Prince Tu'ipelehake said in opening a display of Tongan food on October 16 for International World Food Day.
Wednesday 3 June 2009
Better urban design of our cities and suburbs to encourage people to be active and a greater focus on teaching children the importance of healthy eating and exercise are key recommendations of the Australian House of Representative's Health Committee's report "Weighing it up" released on June 1.