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Pasca’s VegFest Promotes Healthy Eating Behaviour

“The objective is to promote dietary behavioural change in a fun and enjoyable way as a means to prevent NCDs through healthy diets,” Ms Pasca said.
09 Nov 2022 16:30
Pasca’s VegFest Promotes Healthy Eating Behaviour
VegFest founder Vittoria Pasca and the Guests at the opening dinner of the VegFest at Bar Belle Restaurant on November 1, 2022.

Vittoria Pasca, a qualified nutritionist in plant-based and sports dietetics has organised another VegFest, a festival to promote healthy and sustainable plant-based diets.

The festival which began in 2018 involves local farmers and healthy food businesses including restaurants, caterers and food-related Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s).

It includes a number of events focusing on local fruits, vegetables and crops.

It also helps to raise awareness on the environmental implications of our dietary choices.

 

There are 20 main partners this year including Restaurants Bar Belle and Niu Grillz, Nutrition and NCD prevention Hope Clinic, Healthy Eating, 10,000 Toes campaign, Fiji Cancer Society and more.

The main programme will be in Suva running throughout this month until November 22.

There will be six events hosted at different venues with the next on November 10 at Alliance Franchise.

Tickets are $50 per head and $30 for students.

 

“The objective is to promote dietary behavioural change in a fun and enjoyable way as a means to prevent NCDs through healthy diets,” Ms Pasca said.

“The main types of events we hold are fine-dining tasting dinners in local restaurants, movie nights, free food tasting as provided by local caterers, kids’ parties with fun activities around Fijian vegetables.

“The fest would be a good idea for local food businesses to diversify their offer and add healthier food and options that are suitable for people with special dietary requirements.”

 

About Vittoria Pasca: 

Ms Pasca moved to Fiji from Rome in 2017.

She is the founder and owner of her business Healthy Eating and is always looking for new ways to motivate people to eat healthier.

Ms Pasca’s cookbook – Pacific Vegan Healthy and Creative Cooking with Pacific Plants – came out as a winner in the South Pacific category for this year’s Best in the World Gourmand Awards – an international competition for cookbooks from all over the world.

The 2022 Gourmand Awards was held at Umea, Swedish Lapland in June.

 

Story by: sosiveta.korobiau@fijisun.com.fj 



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