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The Live longer! campaign is a national program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to 'Get active, eat good tucker, live longer! The Australian Government provides funding for Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, as part of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package. In addition to the grants program, a range of national activities for the Live longer! campaign support the aims of the Local community campaigns objectives. These national activities include healthy community days and the development of the Community health action pack. The Live longer! website has been developed to share information and stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease health promotion activities and events.
For further information and a list of the programs please see the links below.
Abstract adapted from the Department of Health and Ageing
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The Flavours of the coast: Koori cookbook, produced by the New South Wales (NSW) division of the Heart Foundation, aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to eat a nutritious diet and live a healthy lifestyle.
The cookbook was created as part of the Be strong live longer project, which promotes healthy lifestyles and provides nutritional and physical activity options for the Indigenous communities in Illawarra and Shoalhaven, NSW.
The resource was produced in conjunction with a number community members involved in the project, including Indigenous Elders, who shared their recipes and stories about food. The cookbook aims to promote interest in healthy eating by providing recipes that are fresh, tasty and exciting.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract