Island Food Community and local food day

This term a JICA volunteer handled the presentation to the SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany class at Island Food Community of Pohnpei.

Berry, at the table takes notes.

The JICA volunteer noted that the FSM faces a health crisis in a number of nutritionally linked areas. Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, vitamin A deficiency in children.

She covered the benefits of going local, eating yellow flesh bananas and pandanus. She also covered the CHEEF benefits: cultural benefits of local food, health benefits, environmental benefits, economic benefits, and food security associated with local foods.

Local taro.

Future citizen looks longingly at a favorite food.

Breadfruit salad.

Egg plant, kangkong (Ipomoea aquatica), and cabbage.

Kangkong, cabbage, and fried fish

Artistic vegetable and fruit arrangement

A Kosraean favorite: fafa. Pounded soft taro covered with coconut juice cooked down until it carmelizes.

Fafa children are happy children.
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