Diet, food supply and obesity in the Pacific

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Number of pages: 63
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
ISBN: 92 9 061044 1



This publication attempts to collect documented evidence to examine the relationship between the food supply, dietary patterns and obesity in Pacific countries. It draws from the dietary studies and reviews undertaken over the last 80 years and documented accounts of diets since evidence of foot crop consumption in the Pacific was established over 28 000 years ago.