4 Sep 2017

Healthy eating app rolled out in Fiji

From , 5:01 am on 4 September 2017

New technology promoting healthy eating is being rolled out to even the remotest parts of Fiji.

It's hoped the My Kana app will help combat a rising tide of disease like diabetes and obesity with its easy to understand symbols and details about local foods.

Iree Yee Chief of the University of the South Pacific helped develop the app and the hotspot technology which allows those without internet access to download the tool.

She says there's widespread mobile phone ownership in Fiji so it's a good way to spread the healthy eating message.

A screenshot of the My Kana app aimed at combatting the high rate of non communicable diseases in Fiji

Photo: Supplied