It's best to start from childhood- Nobesity

The team behind Nobesity Samoa is reminding people to live a healthy life. 

To do this, it is important for everyone to start at home and get the children into healthy habits early. 

The message follows the recent passing away of an 18-year-old boy, whose mother claimed, died because of obesity. 

Nobesity Samoa is strong on spreading the message about healthy living because it doesn't more young people - or anyone else for that matter - to die from obesity. 

The programme is run by Business Systems Limited (B.S.L.) and 1Touch Ministries to help promote healthy living and eating habits, especially among children.

Business Systems Limited Marketing Manager, Nigel Stowers, said they initiated the programme in 2016 with the slogan “Kids can, kids will” to serve the health needs of Samoan children. 

"What's more inspiring and encouraging is that children are putting the activities we do in the programme into action inside their families,” he told the Samoa Observer. 

“We had parents who came back and said their children have inspired them not to eat this and to eat that and they have learnt it from the Nobesity programme.

"Our goal is not only to provide the stationaries but to be more involved in the life system of the children and serve and assist them with advantages in life.”

Mr. Stowers said they also have the boot camp programme for adults who wish to live an obesity-free life.

"I myself am inspired by the programme and so as our staff members and it's something important and we're proud that the programme is growing here and there around our country."

At the launch of the programme, Pastor Lenny Solomona, of 1Touch Ministries said the idea is to start early in order to inspire future generations onto a path of living a healthy lifestyle.

World Health Organisation representative in Samoa, Rasul Baghirov, recently said the increasing number of obese children in Samoa and the Pacific is alarming.

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