Interventions Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking

A Recipe for Change

In the past century, instead of eating locally-sourced produce, fish, game, and poultry, many indigenous communities were pressured into adopting Euro-centric diets heavy on processed meats, carbs, sugary drinks, and large portions. ‘Amanaki Fo’ou is reversing this trend through cooking classes and educational programs that encourage locals to return to a more traditional diet, and teach how to prepare healthy meals with sensible portions.

Eating the Rainbow

Our approach to nutrition focuses on several key principles. First, the closer to the source we can get for our food the better, with our own gardens being the ideal. Second, the variety of colors on our plate is a good indication of how nutritious our meal is, so we encourage a brilliant spectrum of fresh fruit and vegetables in every recipe.

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We Need Your Help

Whether you’re giving a donation, spreading the word on social media, or joining us on a medical mission, our success depends on volunteers like you getting involved and making an impact.


Your donation goes a long way


Great partners make a great difference


Needed: volunteers with big hearts and willing hands

Dr. Rob Ferguson

Chair of Treatment Team

Co-founder of ‘Amanaki Fo’ou’ with wife Andrea Ferguson

Since 2013, Rob Ferguson has been working with ministries of health, medical professionals, government leaders, and hospital and clinic staff to address the management, treatment, and education on the sequelae of diabetes. Rob is a reconstructive surgeon and hospital system medical officer with Intermountain Health (based in Salt Lake City, UT). His focus includes training teams on surgical management of diabetic complications as well as working with local teams to recruit volunteer specialists to meet their goals and needs.



Rob graduated from Brigham Young University prior to obtaining his medical degree from the University of Virginia. His surgical and specialty training programs include the University of Kentucky, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX), and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). He obtained a masters in business administration from the University of Utah.