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2014

Department of Health Victoria (2014)

Koolin Balit statewide action plan: 2013 to 2015.

Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

2012

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division (2012)

APY Lands food security strategic plan 2011 - 2016: year 1 evaluation report.

Adelaide: Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands food security strategic plan 2011 - 2016 (the Strategy) was launched in 2010 by the former South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation. The purpose of the strategic plan is to improve food security on the APY Lands.

The APY Lands food security strategic plan 2011 - 2016: year 1 evaluation report states that first year activities focused on setting up relationships between the stakeholder groups and engagement of stakeholders to develop a strong foundation for the six-year strategy.  The three stakeholder groups are: the Anangu people; the APY Lands stakeholders; and the APY Executive Action Team (APY EAT). The APY EAT is comprised of representatives from several state government agencies, the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and APY executives.

Consultations were held with each of the stakeholder groups to enable: identification of seven priority areas for action; and development of work plans to guide implementation of the Strategy. Strengths of, and challenges to the Strategy were identified and proposed year two activities decided upon.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's food & nutrition 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate (2012)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2012–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report outlines Western Australia's health priorities for meeting its obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). It builds on the previous Framework (2007 - 2011), and plans to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments over the next five years.

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Commonwealth of Australia (2012)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 - C2012A00100.

Retrieved from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2012A00100/Html/Text#_Toc329244469

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: a ten year commitment to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (2012)

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Macklin J (2012)

Continuing our efforts to close the gap: Ministerial statements 2012-13.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs (2012)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

2010

Cassar N (2010)

Victorian Aboriginal nutrition & physical activity strategy.

Paper presented at the 'Go for your life' Physical Activity Forum. 28 May 2010, Melbourne

2009

Council of Australian Governments (2009)

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Queensland Public Health Forum (2009)

Eat Well Queensland: are we half-way there yet? Midpoint implementation review summary of findings.

Brisbane: Queensland Public Health Forum

Queensland Public Health Forum (2009)

Eat Well Queensland: smart eating for a healthier state: 2009-2012 QPHF implementation plan.

Brisbane: Queensland Public Health Forum

School Nutrition Program Office (2009)

Findings of the School Nutrition Program Stakeholder Survey - March to June 2009.

Darwin: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

2006

National Public Health Partnership (2006)

Blueprint for nation-wide surveillance of chronic diseases and associated determinants.

Melbourne: Department of Health and Ageing

2004

World Health Organization (2004)

Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.

Geneva: World Health Organization

The global strategy on diet, physical activity and health has a primary objective to promote and protect health by guiding the development of an enabling environment for sustainable actions at individual, community, national and global levels. This in turn will lead to reduced disease and death rates related to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. These actions support the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The four main objectives of the Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health are:

  • to reduce the risk of factors for non-communicable diseases that stem from unhealthy diets and physical inactivity
  • to increase the overall awareness and understanding of the influences of diet and physical activity on health
  • to encourage the development, strengthening and implementation of global, regional, national and community policies and action plans to improve diets and increase physical activity that are sustainable, comprehensive, and actively engage all sectors, including civil society, the private sector and the media
  • to monitor scientific data and key influences on diet and physical activity, to support research and evaluation
  • strengthen the human resources needed in this domain to enhance and sustain health

The strategies actions will be based on the best available scientific evidence and the cultural context and will be implemented and monitored with WHO's support and leadership. However, a multisectoral approach that utilises the combined resources and expertise of all global stakeholders will be essential for sustained progress. Changes in patterns of diet and physical activity will be gradual, and national strategies will need a clear plan for long-term and sustained disease-preventive measures. On the other hand, changes in risk factors and in incidence of non communicable diseases may occur quite quickly when effective interventions are made. National plans should therefore also have achievable short-term and intermediate goals.

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1998

Woods B, Cambell C, Miller M, Lilburne A (1998)

Aboriginal food and nutrition policy for Western Australia.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 8(1): 64-65

1995

Hughes RG (1995)

Background papers to the Northern Territory food and nutrition policy. Volume IV: Food and nutrients in remote Aboriginal communities.

Darwin: Territory Health Services

Territory Health Services (1995)

Background papers to the Northern Territory food and nutrition policy. Volume I: The food supply.

Darwin: Territory Health Services

Territory Health Services (1995)

Background papers to the Northern Territory food and nutrition policy. Volume II: Educational issues.

Darwin: Territory Health Services

Territory Health Services (1995)

Background papers to the Northern Territory food and nutrition policy. Volume III: Nutrition & the health system.

Darwin: Territory Health Services

 
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