Samoan markets

Moves under way to introduce healthier foods to Samoan markets

The Savalalo market has been selected for the first phase of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) project because of the popularity of stalls selling fast food and sugary drinks there.

A number of vendors have attended workshops highlighting healthier options and recipes.

Galumalemana Steve Percival, from the Tiapapata Art Centre, is helping with the project.

He said non-communicable diseases were on the rise across the Pacific because of unhealthy diets.