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The NATSINSAP was developed recognising that poor diet is central to the poor health and disproportionate burden of chronic disease experienced by Indigenous Australians. The NATSINSAP sets a framework for action across all levels of government, in conjunction with partners from industry and the non - government sector.
Through the identification of seven priority areas, the NATSINSAP has been designed to build on existing efforts to improve access to nutritious and affordable food across urban, rural and remote communities.
The NATSINSAP was first developed for the Strategic Inter-Governmental Alliance (SIGNAL) and was endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers Conference in August 2001, aligned to the public health nutrition strategy for all Australians, called Eat Well Australia . The NATSINSAP remains as relevant and critical today. To progress key areas a NATSINSAP Project Officer, under the guidance of a national Steering Group and Reference Group has been funded by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health until June 2009.
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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan 2000-2010 (NATSINSAP)