Healthy Islands

A Review of the Pacific Health Minister's "Healthy Islands" Declaration:

Children are nurtured in body and mind

Environments invite learning and leisure

People work and age with dignity

Ecological balance is a source of pride

The Ocean that sustains us is protected

Food Security in the Pacific

Food security in the Pacific is very vulnerable to the impacts of globalisation. Already the region has seen the devastating impact on health when island populations are exposed to the global food market, which has replaced healthy traditional food with diets all too rich in salt, fat and sugar.