FGHL Blog: Emma Apatu - Developing Strategies to Promote Healthy Diets to American Samoan Youth
Jun 29 2011
Summer school is currently in full swing throughout American Samoa. In the morning time you will often see several school children walking or taking the bus to school with their backpacks on chatting with their friends and local street vendors selling fresh banana, taro, and bok choy to passersby. By 9:00 many classes are in session with bright eyed students soaking in morning lessons. By mid-day students are offered a generous snack/lunch. During break periods and afterschool, it is common to see students hanging out by the fales (a hut like structure).