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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2016

Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall LJ, Keogh L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Smith R, Rae KM (2016)

Dietary intakes and anthropometric measures of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal cohort.

Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; Firstview(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S2040174416000325):

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diets: do they meet the Australian Dietary Guidelines and World Health Organization guidelines for sugar consumption?.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2016)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: consumption of added sugars, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

This publication is the third release of information from the nutrition component of the 2012-2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and physical activity survey. It is intended to update the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: nutrition results - foods and nutrients, 2012-13 publication using new information about the added sugar content of foods developed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand. It contains tables and analysis including the intakes of added sugars, and types of foods and beverages contributing the added sugars. It also includes comparisons with the World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 guideline on sugars consumption.

Abstract from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2016)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: consumption of food groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

This publication is the second release of information from the nutrition component of the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and physical activity survey. It is intended to complement the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: nutrition results - foods and nutrients, 2012-13 publication with newly developed information from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand about consumption of the five food groups, based on the 2013 Australian dietary guidelines from the National Health and Medical Research Council. This publication includes analysis on the average consumption of the five Australian dietary guidelines food groups. Additionally, it describes the contribution of food sub-groupings to the total number of serves of the five food groups as well as the most common food/beverage sources for each food group.

Abstract from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australia's health 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report, the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander burden of disease study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, provides a set of estimates of the fatal and non-fatal burden of disease for the 2011 and 2003 reference years. It also provides estimates of attributable burden for various risk factors, as well as disaggregation of estimates by selected states and territories, socioeconomic group and remoteness. Estimates of the gap in disease burden between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported.

The study provides an evidence base to inform health policy, program and service delivery. This, in turn, helps to guide expenditure on health that is cost effective, equitable and optimises health gains.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Monitoring the health impacts of mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication assesses the health effects of mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification, introduced to help reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects and address the re-emergence of iodine deficiency in the Australian population. Based on five key monitoring questions, pre and post-mandatory fortification data were analysed to assess the impact of the policy change, which also considered the expected outcome.

Abstract from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bower C, Maxwell S, Hickling S, D'Antoine H, O'Leary P (2016)

Folate status in Aboriginal people before and after mandatory fortification of flour for bread-making in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 56(3): 233–237

Colles SL, Belton S, Brimblecombe J (2016)

Insights into nutritionists' practices and experiences in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S7–S13

Ferguson M, O'Dea K, Chatfield M, Moodie M, Altman J, Brimblecombe J (2016)

The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S21–S26

Ferguson M, O'Dea K, Holden S, Miles E, Brimblecombe J (2016)

Food and beverage price discounts to improve health in remote Aboriginal communities: mixed method evaluation of a natural experiment.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12616): 1-6

Healthy Weight Guide (2016)

Healthy Weight Guide.

Retrieved 2016 from http://healthyweight.health.gov.au/wps/portal/Home/home/!ut/p/a1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOI9jFxdDY1MDD3dzbycDTzNLfwsfP2AAsbGQAWRQAUGOICjASH94fpRYCXO7o4eJuY-QD0mFkYGni5OHi7mlr4GBp5mUAV4rCjIjTDIdFRUBADr1DFv/dl5/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

The Healthy Weight Guide aims to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight by providing information and tools to help set goals, plan healthy meals and monitor physical activity. Users register on the website to record their weight, waist measurement and BMI so that they can track changes. The resource also provides information on services and programs available to assist users reach their healthy weight goals.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Liberato SC, Kearns T, Ward F, Brimblecombe J (2016)

Use of electronic visual recording to aid assessment of dietary intake of Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S27–S29

Magnus A, Moodie ML, Ferguson M, Cobiac LJ, Liberato SC, Brimblecombe J (2016)

The economic feasibility of price discounts to improve diet in Australian Aboriginal remote communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S36–S41

McMahon E, Clarke R, Jaenke R, Brimblecombe J (2016)

Detection of 12.5% and 25% salt reduction in bread in a remote Indigenous Australian community.

Nutrients; 8(3): 169

Retrieved 16 March 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu8030169

National Rural Health Alliance, Brooke F (2016)

Food security and health in rural and remote Australia.

Canberra: Rural Industries R&D Corporation

This report describes and analyses the prevalence of food insecurity in Australia and the consequent adverse implications for the health and productivity of individuals and communities. It also highlights the prevalence of food insecurity in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It describes the human health effects of food insecurity, and explores the policy and program settings currently in place to try to address it nationally and in the various jurisdictions. It then considers the means by which the challenges might be better managed. Finally, based on the evidence presented, the report proposes options for dealing with food insecurity in Australia.

Abstract from National Rural Health Alliance

Rankin P, Morton D, Kent L, Mitchell B (2016)

A community-based lifestyle intervention targeting Type II Diabetes risk factors in an Australian Aboriginal population: a feasibility study.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 16(3)

Retrieved 8 August 2016 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/a-community-based-lifestyle-intervention-targeting-type-ii-diabetes-risk-factors-in-an-australian-aboriginal-population-a-feasibility-study/

Schembri L, Curran J, Collins L, Pelinovskaia M, Bell H, Richardson C, Palermo C (2016)

The effect of nutrition education on nutrition-related health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S42–S47

Smith RJ, Bertilone C, Robertson AG (2016)

Fulminant liver failure and transplantation after use of dietary supplements.

Medical Journal of Australia; 204(1): 30-32

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016: overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides an overview of the full report on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. The report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Thurber KA, Banwell C, Neeman T, Dobbins T, Pescud M, Lovett R, Banks E (2016)

Understanding barriers to fruit and vegetable intake in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children: a mixed-methods approach.

Public Health Nutrition; Firstview(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016003013):

Tolhurst P, Lindberg R, Calder R, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2016)

Australia's health tracker.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

Tolhurst P, Lindberg R, Calder R, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2016)

Australia's health tracker: technical appendix.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

Wycherley T, Ferguson M, O'Dea K, McMahon E, Liberato S, Brimblecombe J (2016)

Store turnover as a predictor of food and beverage provider turnover and associated dietary intake estimates in very remote Indigenous communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12571):

2015

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: nutrition results - food and nutrients, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This report provides detailed, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific, nutritional information on food, beverages and dietary supplements, as well as some general information on dietary behaviours.

Information is presented in the following categories:

  • foods consumed
  • energy and nutrients
  • supplements
  • dieting
  • food security.

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: nutrition results - food and nutrients, 2012-13 is the first Australian Bureau of Statistics survey to collect detailed nutrition information from over 4000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

National Health Survey: first results, Australia, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This is the fifth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It includes 68 key measures under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including environmental factors, socioeconomic factors, community capacity, health behaviours and person-related behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Implementation plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–23: technical companion document.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the health and welfare of Australia's Indigenous population, presenting the latest information on a range of topics including key demographic and economic characteristics, factors that influence health, main conditions causing ill health and mortality, life expectancy and mortality patterns, service use, and health and welfare expenditure. Some of the links between education, employment and health are also explored, as are links between selected risk factors and health. The report places a particular emphasis on describing differences among Indigenous Australians that are associated with living in very remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Binge L (2015)

PEACH adaption project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families: final report (phase 1).

Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology

This report outlines the findings of the Parenting and eating for child health program (PEACH) phase one review conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's School of Exercise and Nutrition Services.

This report describes processes used to engage peak Queensland Indigenous health services, the outcomes of consultations and a set of recommendations for increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the PEACH program.

The key findings of this project are informed by three sources, the literature, project steering committee consultations and interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who have participated in the mainstream PEACH program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brimblecombe J, van den Boogaard C, Wood B, Liberato SC, Brown J, Barnes A, Rogers A, Coveney J, Ritchie J, Bailie R (2015)

Development of the good food planning tool: a food system approach to food security in Indigenous Australian remote communities.

Health & Place; 34: 54-62

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2014. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Dyer SM, Gomersall JS, Smithers LG, Davy C, Coleman DT, Street JM (2015)

Prevalence and characteristics of overweight and obesity in Indigenous Australian children: a systematic review.

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2014.991816):

Footprints in Time (2015)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 5.

Canberra: Department of Social Services

Footprints in time is the name given to the longitudinal study of Indigenous children, an initiative of the Australian Government. The study is conducted by the Department of Social Services under the guidance of the Footprints in Time Steering Committee, chaired by Professor Mick Dodson AM. The study aims to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities. The initial report (wave one) covered topics including maternal and child health, family life, growing up strong, learning and doing, strong souls and safe communities.
In this report, wave five, new topics included: measures of life satisfaction, parenting empowerment and efficacy, the child's peers and access of fathers to paternity leave. From previous waves, questions about social and emotional wellbeing, major life events, general and dental health of the child, schooling, temperament and the Stolen Generations were repeated.

Abstract adapted from Department of Social Services

Hardy L, Mihrshahi S, Gale J, Nguyen B, Baur L, O’Hara B (2015)

Translational research: are community-based child obesity treatment programs scalable?.

BMC Public Health; 15: 652

Retrieved 14 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2031-8

Holden S, Ferguson M, Brimblecombe J, Palermo CE (2015)

Can a community of practice equip public health nutritionists to work with remote retail to improve the food supply?.

Rural and Remote Health; 15: 3464

Retrieved 15 October 2015 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=3464

Hughes JT, Maple-Brown LJ, Piers LS, Meerkin J, O'Dea K, Ward LC (2015)

Development of a single-frequency bioimpedance prediction equation for fat-free mass in an adult Indigenous Australian population.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 69(1): 28–33

Lawrence CG (2015)

Influences on food and lifestyle choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: an Aboriginal perspective.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Lee A, Rainow S, Tregenza J, Tregenza L, Balmer L, Bryce S, Paddy M, Sheard J, Schomburgk D (2015)

Nutrition in remote Aboriginal communities: lessons from Mai Wiru and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S81–S88

Li M, McDermott R (2015)

Smoking, poor nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in remote north Queensland Indigenous communities, 1998-2005.

BMC Women's Health; 15: 31

Retrieved 1 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-015-0188-z

Luke JN, Schmidt DF, Ritte R, O’Dea K, Brown A, Piers LS, Jenkins AJ, Rowley KG (2015)

Nutritional predictors of chronic disease in a Central Australian Aboriginal cohort: a multi-mixture modelling analysis.

Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2015.11.009):

Luke JN, Ritte R, O'Dea K, Brown A, Piers LS, Jenkins AJ, Rowley KG (2015)

Nutritional predictors of successful chronic disease prevention for a community cohort in Central Australia.

Public Health Nutrition; FirstView(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015003262):

MacDonald C, Genat B, Thorpe S, Browne J (2015)

Establishing health-promoting workplaces in Aboriginal community organisations: healthy eating policies.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY14144):

McMahon E, Webster J, O'Dea K, Brimblecombe J (2015)

Dietary sodium and iodine in remote Indigenous Australian communities: will salt-reduction strategies increase risk of iodine deficiency? A cross-sectional analysis and simulation study.

BMC Public Health; 15: 1318

Retrieved 30 December 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2686-1

McNamara K, Knight A, Livingston M, Kypri K, Malo J, Roberts L, Stanley S, Grimes C, Bolam B, Gooey M, Daube M, O’Reilly S, Colagiuri S, Peeters A, Tolhurst P, Batterham P, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2015)

Targets and indicators for chronic disease prevention in Australia.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

Nilson C, Kearing-Salmon KA, Morrison P, Fetherston C (2015)

An ethnographic action research study to investigate the experiences of Bindjareb women participating in the cooking and nutrition component of an Aboriginal health promotion programme in regional Western Australia.

Public Health Nutrition; FirstView(http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9669086&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1368980015000816):

Pettigrew S, Jongenelis MI, Moore S, Pratt IS (2015)

A comparison of the effectiveness of an adult nutrition education program for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

Social Science & Medicine; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.025):

Russell S, Sullivan CA, Reichelt-Brushett AJ (2015)

Aboriginal consumption of estuarine food resources and potential implications for health through trace metal exposure; a study in Gumbaynggirr country, Australia.

PLOS ONE; 10(6): e0130689

Retrieved 22 June 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130689

SBS2Australia (2015)

Food availability in remote indigenous communities.

Retrieved 20 October 2015 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deaO2n6pjEk

This video discusses the issues around access and affordability of nutritious food in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The video includes details of how Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) stores are trying to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people through employment and subsidising healthy food options. The video also mentions the role of traditional foods and lifestyles.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

White M, Dennis N, Ramsey R, Barwick K, Graham C, Kane S, Kepreotes H, Queit L, Sweeney A, Winderlich J, See DW, Littlewood R (2015)

Prevalence of malnutrition, obesity and nutritional risk of Australian paediatric inpatients: a national one-day snapshot.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(3): 314–320

Wilson AM, Mehta K, Miller J, Yaxley A, Thomas J, Jackson K, Wray A, Miller MD (2015)

Review of Indigenous health curriculum in nutrition and dietetics at one Australian university: an action research study.

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 44(1): 106-120

World Health Organization (2015)

Guideline: sugars intake for adults and children.

Geneva: World Health Organization

The aim of this guideline is to provide recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in adults and children, with a particular focus on the prevention and control of unhealthy weight gain and dental caries.

The recommendations in this guideline can be used by policy-makers and programme managers to assess current intake levels of free sugars in their countries relative to a benchmark. They can also be used to develop measures to decrease intake of free sugars, where necessary, through a range of public health interventions. Examples of such interventions and measures that are already being implemented by countries include food and nutrition labelling, consumer education, regulation of marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages that are high in free sugars, and fiscal policies targeting foods and beverages that are high in free sugars.

World Health OrganizatioN abstract

2014

Anomie, MacRae A, Burns J, Poynton M, D'Costa B, Ride K, Gray C, Thomson N, Hoareau J, Trzesinski A, Levitan L (2014)

Summary of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia, 2013.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: updated results, 2012–13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Australian health survey: nutrition first results - foods and nutrients, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2014)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2013.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2013. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bower M, Rogers A (2014)

Banatjarl girls culture camp 2012: evaluation report.

Sydney: Fred Hollows Foundation

Brimblecombe J, Maypilama E, Colles S, Scarlett M, Dhurrkay JG, Ritchie J, O'Dea K (2014)

Factors influencing food choice in an Australian Aboriginal community.

Qualitative Health Research; 24(3): 387-400

Browne J, Hayes R, Gleeson D (2014)

Aboriginal health policy: is nutrition the ‘gap’ in ‘Closing the Gap’?.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(4): 362-369

Byrne M, Anderson K (2014)

School Breakfast Program evaluation reports.

Perth, WA: Foodbank Perth

Colles SL, Maypilama E, Brimblecombe J (2014)

Food, food choice and nutrition promotion in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(4): 365-372

Genat B (2014)

Capacity development activities of the VACCHO Nutrition and Physical Activity Team: evaluation report.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Holman D, Joyce SJ (2014)

A promising future: WA Aboriginal health programs: review of performance with recommendations for consolidation and advance.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report, also known as 'The Holman review', evaluated the effectiveness of state-funded Indigenous health programs in Western Australia (WA), focusing on the measurement and achievement of clinical health outcomes. The report examined 184 Indigenous health programs and found that the majority deliver value for money and are underpinned by scientific evidence. It also found that primary prevention programs are under-funded relative to their significance and that service delivery in regional areas is fragmented. The report recommends that changes be made to the way the WA Department of Health funds and contracts Indigenous health services. The report was commissioned by the WA Department of Health at the request of the State Government and was prepared by independent expert Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hossain D, Allen R, Gibson M, Lambden J, Yuginovich T (2014)

Impact of healthy lifestyle program: an intervention study among rural and regional communities in Australia.

International Public Health Forum; 1(1): 8-14

Hoy W, Manning R, Tungatalum L, Hoy P, Mott S, Eddy DD, Ball PA (2014)

A profile of sales audits of a remote Aboriginal community's general store: 1992 and 2011 [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(1): 94

Hume A, Wetten A, Feeney C, Taylor S, O'Dea K, Brimblecombe J (2014)

Remote school gardens: exploring a cost-effective and novel way to engage Australian Indigenous students in nutrition and health.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(3): 235-240

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2014)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Kimberley edition.

5th ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fifth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). These stories are from the Kimberley region of WA. This edition features stories that describe eco-tourism and cultural tours, media facilities, environmental stewardship, healthy communities and social programs. The storybook aims to:

  • Provide skills to Indigenous professionals across WA through the facilitation of writing workshops and by providing the opportunity to match Indigenous storytellers with local mentors who can provide further guidance in writing individual stories.
  • Embrace a holistic view of health. Stories are drawn from the health sector but also from many sectors outside of health - such as education, employment, housing, environment, transport, animal management, sport and recreation, alcohol and drugs and many others.
  • Showcase community based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the many social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective.

The book features 14 stories, all of which focus on individuals or programs. They outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Scelza BA, Bird DW, Bird RB (2014)

Bush tucker, shop tucker: production, consumption, and diet at an Aboriginal outstation.

Ecology of Food and Nutrition; 53(1): 98-117

Thurber K, Boxall A-M, Partel K (2014)

Overweight and obesity among Indigenous children: individual and social determinants.

Health Policy Issue Briefs; (3): 1-22

This report presents evidence on the increasing obesity rates among Indigenous children. The report considers the following topics in relation to this increasing trend:

  • the current approach adopted to tackle the problem
  • a proposed social determinants of health approach
  • policy context and implications
  • data analysis of the Longitudinal study of Indigenous children
  • data analysis of a case study on soft drink consumption.

In conclusion, the report stresses the importance of developing evidence based programs that are transferable to different settings.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thurber KA, Bagheri N, Banwell C (2014)

Social determinants of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the longitudinal study of Indigenous children.

Family Matters; 95: 51-61

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a multicriteria decision analysis.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a rapid review of the literature.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: executive summary.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: stakeholder consultation.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

2013

Hampton R, Toombs M, eds. (2013)

Indigenous Australians and health: the wombat in the room.

Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Indigenous Australians and health: the wombat in the room seeks to raise awareness of the culturally appropriate way for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in urban and remote areas. The book outlines the central components that influence good health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It aims to provide an understanding of health from the Indigenous perspective while also examining the historical connections of health and the impact of colonisation; past and present.

The book features:

  • fact boxes that help to dismiss any predetermined notions
  • case examples, placement experiences, and personal stories that show actual experiences from the field
  • insights into how health practitioners can influence healthier outcomes
  • questions to encourage students to reflect on their learning.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

National preventive health research strategy: 2013-2018.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

State of preventive health 2013.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Brimblecombe J, Ferguson M, Liberato SC, O'Dea K, Riley M (2013)

Optimisation modelling to assess cost of dietary improvement in remote Aboriginal Australia.

PLOS ONE; 8(12): e83587

Retrieved 30 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083587

Brimblecombe J, Liddle R, O'Dea K (2013)

Use of point-of-sale data to assess food and nutrient quality in remote stores.

Public Health Nutrition; 16(7): 1159-1167

Brimblecombe J, Ferguson M, Liberato SC, Ball K, Moodie ML, Magnus A, Miles E, Leach AJ, Chatfield MD, Mhurchu CN, O'Dea K, Bailie RS (2013)

Stores Healthy Options Project in Remote Indigenous Communities (SHOP@RIC): a protocol of a randomised trial promoting healthy food and beverage purchases through price discounts and in-store nutrition education.

BMC Public Health; 13: 744

Retrieved 12 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-744

D'Onise K, McDermott RA, Campbell SK (2013)

Benefits of modest weight or waist circumference loss in a remote North Queensland Indigenous population.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 345-349

Davis T (2013)

Evaluation of the Hero rewards – the choice is yours campaign for The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Doyle J, Firebrace B, Reilly R, Crumpen T, Rowley K (2013)

What makes us different? The role of Rumbalara Football and Netball Club in promoting Indigenous wellbeing.

Australian Community Psychologist; 25(2): 7-21

Freebairn L, Jenkins L (2013)

The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the ACT 2006 - 2011.

Canberra: ACT Government Health Directorate

Hayes AJ, Lung TWC, Wen LM, Baur L, Rissel C, Howard K (2013)

Economic evaluation of potential fiscal strategies to improve Indigenous nutrition and health in remote communities of Australia.

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice; 7(Supplement 2): e46–e47

Hume A, O'Dea K, Brimblecombe JK (2013)

A survey of remote Aboriginal horticulture and community gardens in the Northern Territory [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 394–395

Jansen PW, Mensah FK, Nicholson JM, Wake M (2013)

Family and neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in childhood trajectories of BMI and overweight: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

PLOS ONE; 8(7): 1-10

Magarey AM, Pettman TL, Wilson A, Mastersson N (2013)

Changes in primary school children's behaviour, knowledge, attitudes, and environments related to nutrition and physical activity.

ISRN Obesity; 2013: 752081

Retrieved 17 February 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/752081

Malseed C (2013)

Deadly Choices health promotion initiative evaluation report: January 1 - December 31, 2013.

Brisbane: Deadly Choices

McElwaine KM, Freund M, Campbell EM, Knight J, Bowman JA, Doherty EL, Wye PM, Wolfenden L, Lecathelinais C, McLachlan S, Wiggers JH (2013)

The delivery of preventive care to clients of community health services.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 167

Retrieved 6 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-167

Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (2013)

How to set up a Community of Practice (CoP) for nutritionists.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.med.monash.edu.au/assets/images/scs/nutrition-dietetics/how-to-set-up-a-cop.ppsx

This resource is the result of a collaborative project by Monash University and Menzies School of Health Research nutrition departments, A workforce development model supporting public health nutritionists working with remote community stores - employing a community of practice.

The study aimed to provide a model for workforce development, building evidence and opportunities to sustain improved nutrition and health in remote communities, and in addition, increase the attraction and retention of public health nutritionists in remote Australia.

The resource will support other similar community of practice groups to be established to support public health nutrition workforce development.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Moodie ML, Herbert JL, De Silva-Sanigorski AM, Mavoa HM, Keating CL, Carter RC, Waters E, Gibbs L, Swinburn BA (2013)

The cost-effectiveness of a successful community-based obesity prevention program; the Be Active Eat Well Program.

Obesity; 21(10): 2072–2080

Myers JA (2013)

Nutrition and active play practices and sources of information and advice for families of young children living in two disadvantaged areas of Australia.

Master of Public Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2012.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Schouten K, Lindeman MA, Reid JB (2013)

Nutrition and older Indigenous Australians: service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative review.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; 32(4): 204-210

Tietz C (2013)

Health hardware design : a design research journey towards a healthier Australian Indigenous living environment.

Blackheath, NSW: Designlab Oceania

2012

Adams K, Burns C, Liebzeit A, Ryschka J, Thorpe S, Browne J (2012)

Use of participatory research and photo-voice to support urban Aboriginal healthy eating.

Health & Social Care in the Community; 20(5): 497–505

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting data collection. Data were collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from primary health-care services, substance use services and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services that received funding through OATSIH in 2010-11. The health services included those provided through Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.

The information covered the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. This information helps to inform Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation. Primary health care services provided 2.5 million episodes of care to about 428,000 Indigenous clients; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 28,600 clients and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 11,800 clients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's food & nutrition 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's food & nutrition 2012: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Risk factors contributing to chronic disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Black AP, Brimblecombe J, Eyles H, Morris P, Vally H, O′Dea K (2012)

Food subsidy programs and the health and nutritional status of disadvantaged families in high income countries: a systematic review.

BMC Public Health; 12: 1099

Retrieved 21 December 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-1099

Bussey C (2012)

Community stores influence the health of Aboriginal people living in the Fitzroy Valley region of the Kimberley.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 12(1)

Retrieved from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/community-stores-influence-the-health-of-aboriginal-people-living-in-the-fitzroy-valley-region-of-the-kimberley/

Chun Yu Louie J, Gwynn J, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers J, Flood V (2012)

Dietary glycemic index and glycemic load among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children aged 10–12 years.

Nutrition; 28(7-8): e14–e22

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2012)

Healthy lifestyle programs for physical activity and nutrition.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report assesses the evidence regarding the effectiveness of physical activity and nutrition intervention programs in reducing the incidence of chronic diseases in Indigenous communities. The report also describes the burden of lifestyle-related chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease) affecting Indigenous Australians and assesses strategies that have the potential to be affective.

The authors conclude from the evidence that healthy lifestyle programs can help to combat lifestyle-related chronic diseases. In particular, the programs that were found to be most effective were community-based projects that were initiated and managed by the communities in which they were run. Individual, family and group-based Indigenous healthy lifestyle projects were found to have positive effects in the short term (up to two years). It is not known whether these effects are sustained in the long term as few programs have both the resources and impetus to continue long term.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

D'Onise K, McDermott RA, Leonard D, Campbell SK (2012)

Lack of folate improvement in high risk Indigenous Australian adults over an average of 6.5 years: a cohort study.

Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 21(3): 431-439

Edwards L, Boyd J (2012)

NT Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy annual report 2011: Section A: Profile of chronic conditions and health determinants in the NT.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 45-47

Firth W, Crook L, Lonesborough A, Thompson M, Worner F, Waminda Board (2012)

Waminda's wellbeing program.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(2): 20-23

Footprints in Time (2012)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 3.

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

Gwynn J (2012)

The food and nutrient intake and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Newcastle: Newcastle

Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Chun-Yu Louie J, Wiggers JH (2012)

Poor food and nutrient intake among Indigenous and non-Indigenous rural Australian children.

BMC Pediatrics; 12: 12

Retrieved 4 February 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-12-12

Hay PJ, Carriage C (2012)

Eating disorder features in Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian peoples.

BMC Public Health; 12: 233

Retrieved 23 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-233.pdf

Kneebone LB, Christelow J, Neuendorf A, Skelton F (2012)

Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children: an overview.

Family Matters; 2012(91): 62-68

Li M, McDermott R, D'Onise K, Leonard D (2012)

Folate status and health behaviours in two Australian Indigenous populations in north Queensland.

Public Health Nutrition; 15(10): 1959-1965

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2012)

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition.

South Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second edition provides an up-to-date, evidence-based national resource created to help all health professionals delivering primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The use of this guide may help to prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote health. This guide contains Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-specific information on:

  • lifestyle factors (including smoking, overweight/obesity, physical activity, and alcohol)
  • health among specific populations (child health, adolescent health, and the health of older people)
  • chronic conditions (cardiovascular health, rheumatic heart disease, respiratory health, kidney health, diabetes, and cancer)
  • infections conditions (sexual health and bloodborne viruses)
  • other health conditions (oral health, eye health, ear health, and mental health).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Nilson C (2012)

A partnership with women and Binjareb leaders and elders.

Australian Nursing Journal; 20(6): 37

Ricciardelli LA, Mellor D, McCabe MP, Mussap AJ, Hallford DJ, Tyler M (2012)

Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian men: a study protocol.

BMC Public Health; 12: 28

Retrieved 11 January 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-28.pdf

Counting Do It For Life success: The first 3 years (2012)

South Australian Health

Taylor AW, Marin T, Avery J, Grande D (2012)

South Australian Aboriginal health survey.

Adelaide: South Australian Population Research and Outcome Studies

This report provides information on chronic diseases among Indigenous people in South Australia, including the social determinants of health and some risk and protective factors. It includes information on:

  • kidney disease
  • hearing problems
  • mental health
  • asthma
  • high blood pressure.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas D, Tilton E (2012)

Northern Territory research priorities roundtables.

Darwin: the Lowitja Institute

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Thorpe S, Browne J, Myers J (2012)

Feeding our future: Aboriginal early childhood nutrition & physical activity needs assessment report.

Fitzroy, Victoria: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Upston B (2012)

Women and food.

Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria

Valery PC, Ibiebele T, Harris M, Green AC, Cotterill A, Moloney A, Sinha AK, Garvey G (2012)

Diet, physical activity, and obesity in school-aged Indigenous youths in northern Australia.

Journal of Obesity; 2012: 893508

Retrieved 28 March 2012 from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/2012/893508/abs/

2011

Adams K, Liebzeit A, Thorpe S, Browne J, Ryschka J, Burns C (2011)

Kat Kat: a cooking TV show for the urban hunter-gatherer.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(2): 22-23

Adams K, Paasse G, Clinch D (2011)

Peer-support preferences and readiness-to-change behaviour for chronic disease prevention in an urban Indigenous population.

Australian Social Work; 64(1): 55-67

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in New South Wales. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Queensland. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in South Australia. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Life expectancy and mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Campbell D (2011)

Application of an integrated multidisciplinary economic welfare approach to improved wellbeing through Aboriginal caring for country.

The Rangeland Journal; 33(4): 365-372

Canuto KJ, McDermott RA, Cargo M, Esterman AJ (2011)

Study protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a 12-week physical activity and nutritional education program for overweight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.

BMC Public Health; 11: 655

Retrieved 19 August 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-655.pdf

Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2011)

Evaluation of the Community Stores Licensing Program - final report.

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

This report outlines the evaluation of the Community stores licensing program. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) commissioned the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) to conduct the evaluation. The objective of the evaluation was to assess the the licensing process for community stores in relation to current legislation. The findings reported the outcomes of community stores licensing on:

  • food security
  • quality and range of food
  • promotion of better nutrition
  • retail management
  • financial management
  • business structure and governance practices
  • income management.

The report also includes feedback from store managers and stakeholders.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Northern Territory Emergency Response evaluation report 2011.

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

Department of Health and Families Nutrition and Physical Activity (2011)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Department of Health Nutrition and Physical Activity (2011)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Foley W, Spurr S, Lenoy L, De Jong M, Fichera R (2011)

Cooking skills are important competencies for promoting healthy eating in an urban Indigenous health service.

Nutrition & Dietetics; 68(4): 291-296

Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D’Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH (2011)

The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Public Health Nutrition; 14(3): 388-401

Helps Y, Kowanko I (2011)

Riverland Aboriginal chronic disease support group community storybook 2011.

Melbourne: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

This community storybook showcases the Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group (RACDSG). The storybook demonstrates how, in partnership with health professionals, Aboriginal people from the Riverland area in rural South Australia are taking an active part in managing their chronic conditions. The storybook tells how and why RACDSG was formed, and how the Riverland Community Health Service is involved with RACDSG. Also described are:

  • achievements and benefits of RACDSG to date
  • several stories and tips from individual members
  • some related activities in the region
  • how this work fits into a larger research project about chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities.

Abstract adapted from Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group

Hodge A, Cunningham J, Maple-Brown L, Dunbar T, O'Dea K (2011)

Plasma carotenoids are associated with socioeconomic status in an urban Indigenous population: an observational study.

BMC Public Health; 11: 76

Retrieved 2 February 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-76.pdf

Kuipers K, McIntosh K, Paluch T, Oke L (2011)

Caring for country was associated with positive health outcomes for Indigenous people living in remote areas of Northern Australia.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 56-57

Kuipers K, Nelson A (2011)

Healthy eating in urban Aboriginal households may be promoted through cooking workshops and by recognising the importance of women's work, shared meals, time and cost management.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 54-55

Laing DG, Wilkes FJ, Underwood N, Tran L (2011)

Taste disorders in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Acta Paediatrica; 100(9): 1267–1271

Landrigan T, Pollard C (2011)

Food Access and Cost Survey (FACS) Western Australia, 2010.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Macaldowie A, Hilder L (2011)

Neural tube defects in Australia: prevalence before mandatory folic acid fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Mackerras DEM, Singh GR, Eastman CJ (2011)

Iodine status of Aboriginal teenagers in the Darwin region before mandatory iodine fortification of bread.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(3): 126-130

Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (2011)

Strong corporations, strong stores, strong communities.

Canberra: Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Paasse G, Adams K (2011)

Working together as a catalyst for change: the development of a peer mentoring model for the prevention of chronic disease in Australian Indigenous communities.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 17(3): 214-219

Porter S, Donovan S, Henry M, Venables S, Cottom A (2011)

The Koori kook up at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 8-9

Catering guidelines implementation plan (2011)

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

This booklet was produced by the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) to assist staff in implementing catering guidelines for the Community Controlled Health Services.

The guidelines aim to assist and encourage staff, visitors and the wider community to make healthy choices easier choices by ensuring the nutritional quality of food and drinks supplied and promoted are consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide to Healthy Eating.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (2011)

Making links for healthy places: creating supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity in Aboriginal and Torres strait islander communities in Queensland.

South Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Queensland Health (2011)

Growing strong: feeding you and your baby: 2009 evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rosier K (2011)

Food insecurity in Australia: what is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it?.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Sayers S, Davison B, Fitz J, Singh G (2011)

Aboriginal birth cohort study–wave 3 selected results: the good news and the bad news.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 23-24

Sinn N, Cooper P, O'Dea K (2011)

Fish oil supplementation, learning and behaviour in Indigenous Australian children from a remote community school: a pilot feasibility study [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(5): 493-494

South Australian Department Public Health and Clinical Systems Division (2011)

The Eat Well Be Active strategy for South Australia 2011-2016.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Public Health

VicHealth (2011)

Food for All program 2005-10: evaluation report.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Victorian Department of Health (2011)

Closing the health gap in Victoria: highlights - 2009 to 2011.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

Wolfenden L, Hardy LL, Wiggers J, Milat AJ, Bell C, Sutherland R (2011)

Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia.

Nutrition & Dietetics; 68(1): 15–20

2010

Abbott P, Davison J, Moore L, Rubinstein R (2010)

Barriers and enhancers to dietary behaviour change for Aboriginal people attending a diabetes cooking course.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 21(1): 33-38

Clinch R, Adams K, Rigney E (2010)

Cooking fish in a clay wrap.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 5

Closing The Gap: Tackling Indigenous Chronic Disease (2010)

Indigenous chronic disease package: monitoring and evaluation framework.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Health and Families Nutrition and Physical Activity (2010)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Eades SJ, Read AW, McAullay D, McNamara B, O'Dea K, Stanley FJ (2010)

Modern and traditional diets for Noongar infants.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(7-8): 398–403

Foley W (2010)

Family food work: lessons learned from urban Aboriginal women about nutrition promotion.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(3): 268–274

Gregoriou A, Leonard D (2010)

RIST: evaluation of the remote Indigenous stores and takeaways resources in Queensland and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia.

Cairns: Queensland Health

Ipsos-Eureka Social Research Institute, Winangali Pty Ltd (2010)

Developmental research to inform the local Indigenous community campaigns to promote better health.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

MacFarlane A, Abbott G, Crawford D, Ball K (2010)

Personal, social and environmental correlates of healthy weight status amongst mothers from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: findings from the READI study.

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 7(23): 1-25

McArthur M, Thomson L, Winkworth G, Butler K (2010)

Families' experiences of services.

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

O'Donoghue K, Davies C, Balson T (2010)

Foodbank WA – School Breakfast Program Research final report.

Perth, WA: Foodbank Perth

Catering guidelines: recommendations for implementing healthier catering practices (2010)

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council has developed these guidelines to assist and encourage staff, visitors and the wider community to make healthy choices easier choices by ensuring the nutritional quality of food and drinks supplied and promoted are consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide to Healthy Eating.

These guidelines aim to assist staff in making appropriate food and drink choices when catering for workshops, meetings or other events. The guidelines outline that for optimal health, the majority of food intake should include fruit and vegetables and wholegrain bread and cereals.

The objectives of the resource are to:

  • increase the availability of healthy food and beverages to at least 80% of total food offered at catered workshops, meetings or other events
  • decrease the amount of unhealthy food eaten by staff and visitors at catered workshops, meetings or other events.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Roberts A (2010)

Aboriginal women's fishing in New South Wales: a thematic history.

Sydney: Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW

Thomson N, MacRae A, Burns J, Catto M, Debuyst O, Krom I, Midford R, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2010)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2010.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

URBIS (2010)

Review of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan 2000-2010: final report.

Sydney: URBIS

Vos T, Carter R, Barendregt J, Mihalopoulos C, Veerman JL, Magnus A, Cobiac L, Bertram MY, Wallace AL (2010)

Assessing cost-effectiveness in prevention (ACE–Prevention): final report.

Canberra: Public Health Association of Australia

Western Australian Department of Health (2010)

Food Unit communiqué: food access and cost survey.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

 
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