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There are serious concerns about the high costs of fresh produce in remote communities in Western Australia (WA), with the cost of fruit and vegetables in some of the state's Indigenous communities as much as three to four times more than supermarkets in Perth.
Skinnyfish Music, an Indigenous music label, are using their connections with Indigenous musicians to spread health messages in remote communities, and have released another video, this time promoting the benefits of bush tucker.
A cookbook developed with the help of Edith Cowan University (ECU) nutritionists is aiming to cut the rates of chronic disease in Indigenous Australians, by providing easy to cook meals that are high in nutrition.
Mossman Gorge football players recently completed a 10 week Healthy Lifestyle nutrition and fitness program that promoted and encouraged healthy lifestyle choices such as healthy eating and physical activity.
People in Broome recently came together to celebrate local bush food as part of Terra Madre Day,&nbsp;an annual festival of local, slow foods with hundreds of events held in locations around the world.
The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card 2012-13, the healthy early years - getting the right start in life, was released today by Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, at Parliament House in Canberra.
Leading health organisations, the Dietitians Association of Australia and the Public Health Association of Australia, have joined forces with the Australian Red Cross to draw attention to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians, due to food insecurity.
Riverside Primary School has been recognised for their project, Healthy food choices, which commits to changing children's unhealthy food habits, with a Partnership acceptance learning sharing (PALS) health award.
Mothers in the&nbsp;North Coast Local Region of Queensland are creating healthier eating habits, thanks to a program run&nbsp;at the Gympie South Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playgroup, the Yan Gari tucker project.
The community of Yolngu, in the Northern Territory, is successfully taking part in a program to assist young fathers to be healthy role models and active participants in the lives of their children and families.
Primary healthcare policy and planning experts from the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have welcomed the release of the report into the landscape of chronic disease in Indigenous Australians.
The Woori kids program aims to engage with the young people of Woorabinda through interactive, semi-structured educational activities that promote community wellbeing, particularly focusing around healthy living concepts.
Ladies from all walks of life headed to the Top End town of Katherine, to attend the 'Women of the World' festival, a global event that celebrates the achievements of women, while also examining the challenges they face in everyday life.
Leading public health experts and community organisations are gathering in Melbourne on 2 October 2013 to discuss the growing health risks associated with Australians' high consumption of sugary drinks and to discuss policy options to reduce consumption.
South Western Melbourne Medicare Local's (SWMML) Deadly community kitchen is bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members from Wyndham and Hobsons Bay in Victoria, to cook and socialise.
The Australian Government has today released the first ever State of preventive health report, a comprehensive overview of the current health challenges facing Australians in relation to chronic disease.
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.
A new study in New South Wales has found providing subsidised fruit and vegetable to low-income Indigenous families improved the children's levels of haemoglobin, and reduced emergency department attendances and hospital visits for illness.
Corey Grech from the Kool purple kookas cooking program with support from an Aboriginal caf&eacute; in Redfern in Sydney is teaching Aboriginal children to cook and prepare healthy food using bush tucker like kangaroo, crocodile and emu.
The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has today launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicallnfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.
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Deadly Awards finalist for outstanding achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Yamba the honeyant, will be taking his healthy messages on the road again when he and best friend Jacinta Price begin touring their hit stage musical Yamba's Roadshow in Queensland (Qld) and the Northern Territory (NT) next week.
Some remote Indigenous communities are spending as little as 2.2 per cent of total food expenditure on fruit and just 5.4 per cent on vegetables according to a study by the Menzies School of Health Research, published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.
Aboriginal training organisation Tauondi College, with project partners the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia and South Australia Health, has set up the Live longer! mobile training van project which aims to help prevent chronic disease in Indigenous communities across South Australia by providing free two-day training courses in healthy eating, nutrition and horticulture.
Caroline de Mori, an Indigenous health advocate and founder of the Edge Of Nowhere (EON) Foundation Inc., has been nominated as a Western Australian (WA) State Finalist for the 2013 Australia's Local Hero Award.
The Minister for Indigenous health, Mr Warren Snowdon has announced the latest round of grant recipients for the Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (Live longer! campaign).
A taste of reconciliation was about showing people they could cook and enjoy their own bush food as well as talk about reconciliation around the table, says National Reconciliation Week organiser Donna Moodie.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is hoping to further study the traditional bush fruit gubinge after laboratory tests indicated it may help protect the human body against cancer.
After a nine hour road trip through some of the most beautiful remote country, which features abundant wildlife with everything from brolgas to death adders, the Red Dust team made its way to Lajamanu.
To increase access to its web resource and build the capacity of the frontline health workforce - and to assist the health workforce in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health - the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will deliver a program of free workshops across Western Australia (WA) over 18 months from April 2012.
Nutritionists in the Northern Territory and regional Western Australia are amongst those urging locals to take up the 'one change at a time' challenge, the theme for 2012's Australia Healthy Weight Week.
The Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Thomson, today attended the Canberra launch of a new Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit to help tackle chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, announced on 27 October 2011, the next steps for developing Australia's first National food plan which will ensure that the government's policy settings are right for Australia over the short, medium and long-term.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, announced on 23 October 2011, funding of $1.2 million through the ACT health promotions grant program to promote good health and prevent chronic disease.
The Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous Business Network was launched in May 2011, and aims to provide a representative voice for Indigenous owned and operated businesses at a Territory, State, Federal and International level.
Queensland Local Government Minister Desley Boyle, members of the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, Elders and residents recently inspected Cherbourg Fresh, a new enterprise that is supplying fresh produce to markets as far away as Sydney.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs has tabled the report of its inquiry into remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community stores entitled Everybody's Business: Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Stores.