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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November 2014

Fiji’s schools teach healthy living

Pupils at Khemendra Primary School in Fiji don’t just learn about healthy food, they help to grow their own. Each class is responsible for cultivating different types of fruit and vegetables in the school garden and greenhouse. The project was started by teacher Mereani Ligaiviu after she attended a workshop run by Fiji’s Health Promoting Schools (HPS) programme that trains and supports staff to develop healthy food environments and promote physical activity. Khemendra Primary is one of more than 84 schools participating in the HPS network, which receives resources from the Fijian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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WHO: http://www.who.int/features/2014/fiji-healthy-living/en/


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