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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

New resource package to promote nutrition in remote communities

Date posted: 5 August 2013

A new resource package focused on improving nutrition in remote stores in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will help to address the poor state of diets in remote Indigenous populations.

With support from The Fred Hollows Foundation, the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has developed a Talking about shelf labels flipchart and a comprehensive resource manual as part of its Remote stores project.

Poor quality diets are a significant risk factor for three of the major causes of premature death - cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

The resource will benefit Indigenous families, remote nutritionists, remote area store staff and health professionals working in communities.

The Talking about shelf labels resource package can be used when:

Source: Menzies School of Health Research


Last updated: 5 August 2013
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