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Innovative nutrition promotion for Indigenous communities in NT, QLD and WA

Date posted: 30 May 2014

A Central Australian nutritionist is employing innovative ways to get Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT), Queensland (QLD) and Western Australia (WA) to get excited about healthy foods.

Roy Price travels around to a number of communities with stoves made out of old flour drums, and cooks in a wok using food available in the local store. He says cooking with a 'bushwok' means you don't need electricity, and you can create quick, fresh and low-fat meals in the bush.

'When I was working as a nutritionist for the health department, I struggled to engage people in a discussion about nutrition and healthy food,' Mr Price said. 'I came upon the idea that, if I could develop some way of cooking with people, I would somehow be able to engage them better.'

Mr Price also holds cooking competitions in the communities, and says up to 200 people can get involved. 

Source: ABC


Last updated: 4 June 2014
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