The World Health Organisation estimates that over 92% of Tongans are overweight or obese.
Poor eating and lifestyle choices have led to a non-communicable disease epidemic, leading to many early deaths and disability among those affected by diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers.
The Tonga Health Promotion Foundation was established in 2009 to combat this epidemic by funding and resources community programs that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices .
The Community Garden provides seedlings to families to grow their own vegetables for consumption in the home.
Over 82% of families within the village of Houma participated in TongaHealth's Community Garden program.
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