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Фиджи: волонтерский проект "Диетология"

Nutrition in Fiji

Projects Abroad Fiji has developed a Nutrition, Health and Wellness programme working with village communities in Fiji in order to tackle some of the main health issues that have resulted from poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle.

The prevalence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in particular diabetes and heart disease, amongst adults in the Pacific Region is one of the highest in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. These diseases cause up to 80% of all deaths in Fiji, therefore this project adopts a practical hands-on approach that focuses on working directly with the Fijian people at a grass roots level.

This project is based in villages near to Nadi, which is on the west coast of Viti Levu. No experience is needed for the Nutrition project, except an interest in healthy living and making a real difference, so you can get involved as part of a gap year, career break or extended holiday. This project may also interest pre-medical students who are looking to gain experience in an alternative field of medicine.

Volunteering in Fiji on the Nutrition Project

The Nutrition project takes a holistic approach to tackling all aspects of NCDs, to include identifying health issues, education and empowering people to take better care of themselves and their families.

Every volunteer will be involved in the health screening process, targeting the four key modifiable behavioural risk factors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol), which increase the risk of developing NCDs. Based on the results you will devise a 21-day health and wellness challenge programme, to meet the needs of the individuals.

Volunteers on this placement will have the chance to conduct workshops on diet and nutrition, run exercise classes and give healthy cooking demonstrations to the local villagers.

Your Role as a Volunteer on the Nutrition Project

As a volunteer on the Nutrition project you will be able to help people from the rural communities in Fiji who do not have easy access to healthcare and health education. You will receive training when you arrive and be fully supported by our in country team. As this is an on-going project, you will have the opportunity to work on existing cases, as well as being assigned your own individual cases.

Volunteers can specify their personal interests and concentrate their efforts on any of the following areas:

    Health Screenings
    Family Health Empowerment
    Family Health Mapping
    Analysing and Recording of Data
    Report Writing and Presentations
    House to House Intervention Projects
    Healthy Cooking Classes and Recipes
    Creating ‘Super Food’ Gardens
    Village Exercise Project
    Nutrition, Health and Wellness Education
    Child Health Project
    Corporate Health Project
    Natural Remedies and Detoxification Project

Although the Nutrition project is available from two weeks, a minimum of four weeks is recommended in order to complete at least one 21-day challenge.

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