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Food Division encourages healthy living and lifestyle

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/02/2019

The Food Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is continuing its program of encouraging people to stay healthy and active.

This morning, they started their program on promoting healthy living and active lifestyle.

The Head of the Food Division, Metuisela Falesiva says it is important to ensure staff of every workplace are healthy in order to perform their daily tasks well as it is understood many lives in Tonga have been lost due to non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

He emphasized the public to ensure food safety especially goods bought from the store.

Falesiva says before anyone makes a complain to his office, they need to check the expiry date, the quality of the food item to ensure it is good for use.

He also encouraged the people to consume healthy foods particularly local foods.

The program continued with the Minister of Agriculture -Hon. Losaline Ma’asi awarding the outstanding participants of the health promotion screening program in 2018.

The program is in partnership with the Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health also the Ministry of Agriculture.

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