A nutritionist from Guam is urging the public to consume more fresh, local products as part of an effort to tackle health issues facing the country.
The recent Diabetes Conference revealed that Guam's pre-diabetes rates are up around 17 per cent for 2017.
Ronald Laguana attended the Pacific Nutrition meeting run by the Pacific Community last week and blames products imported from the U.S. for the alarming statistic.
Mr Laguana said he is part of a community gardens group that helps educate people on a healthy diet and lifestyle.
"This programme [Community Gardens Group] allows us and the public community to form their own mini gardens to grow fruits and vegetables for their families and it allows us to go outdoors and exercise rather than staying inside your home and watch TV and be couch potatoes."