Former Eritrean refugee learns health and lifestyle tips

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As a full-time social work student and part-time worker with the Red Cross, Samuel Hidray Equbazgi struggled to prioritise his health and wellbeing. The former refugee and others from Christchurch’s Eritrean community took part in a Puāwai-Kai healthy lifestyle and cooking course. Samuel says since doing the free 8-week course he is cooking healthier food

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Puāwai-Kai Lifestyle Education and Cooking

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Sydenham retiree Robyn has struggled with balancing her sweet tooth and her diabetes. Living alone, she finds it difficult to cook nutritious, cost-effective meals for one. Robyn was a participant in the new Puāwai-Kai healthy lifestyle and cooking programme. She was referred to the free, eight-session course by her GP. The course gives participants information

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Puāwai Healthy Lifestyle Team launch new programme – Puāwai-Kai

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What is Puāwai-kai? Puāwai-Kai is a new, free group lifestyle education and cooking programme run by Pegasus Health. The programme has been developed with feedback from primary care professionals and following nine pilot courses with a wide range of Cantabrians including Māori, Pasifika, men, seniors, and migrant communities. Courses start in the second school term.

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