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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Film documenting community's journey to health opens NAIDOC week

Date posted: 9 July 2014

A film documenting one of Australia's most remote Indigenous community's journey to health premièred at celebrations to mark the start of NAIDOC week.

The Spinifex people, based at Tjuntjuntjara, 700km east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, have spent the last decade fighting unhealthy eating habits, that had led to diabetes and premature death.

A move to eating more fruit and vegetables saw the community's combined body mass index (BMI) drop to 10% lower that mainstream Australia, while fresh food consumption in the community is double that of most Indigenous communities.

Source: ABC Rural


Last updated: 9 July 2014
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