BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
RAPID change of eating habits is believed to contribute in the rise of non-communicable diseases experienced in Solomon Islands.
Over this concern raised by locals, the Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 12 at Choiseul Province Hon Nerio Ulemiki is urging citizens of his Ward to change with commitment in decreasing consumption of refined foods.
“Local foods are still healthy for our bodies. Decreasing on consuming refined foods from shops should also include heavy consumption of smoking and alcohol that contributes to a lot of problems within the society today,” said Hon Ulemiki.
Locals of Northwest Choiseul who have also recently raised their concern being in line with Hon Ulemiki added suggesting that there should be more health awareness reaching them at remote rural places over the consequences of modern refined foods being introduced.
“This is because many locals still at present seem to only enjoy such refined foods being introduced forgetting the other side impact of consuming too much on such would cause,” said locals.