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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Smarter serve: good food for our community

 

Overview

According to the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, in 2008, 63% of Australian workers were either overweight or obese. With employees consuming a significant proportion of their total food intake during work hours, the workplace is an ideal setting to promote nutrition and good health. The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), in collaboration with the Heart Foundation, have developed and disseminated across all Queensland councils, the Smarter serve healthy catering policy and guidelines to encourage the consumption of nutritious food and drink at council workplace meetings, functions and sponsored events.

A set of guidelines and resources specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils, titled Smarter serve: good food for our community delivers culturally specific information to accompany the Smarter serve policy document. Smarter serve: good food for our community aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils and councils with a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to have access to resources that will enable them to provide culturally relevant bush tucker and healthy eating guidelines.

Abstract adapted from Local Government Association of Queensland

Contacts

Camilla Williams
Healthy Workers Advisor
Local Government Association of Queensland
Local Government House
25 Evelyn Street
Newstead Qld 4006
PO Box 2230
Fortitude Valley BC Qld 4006
Ph: (07) 3000 2222
Fax: (07) 3252 4473

Related publications

Smarter serve: good food for our community (2012)

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The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), in collaboration with the Heart Foundation, have developed and disseminated across all Queensland councils, the Smarter serve healthy catering policy and guidelines to encourage the consumption of nutritious food and drink at council workplace meetings, functions and sponsored events.

This set of resources, Smarter serve: good food for our community is a set of guidelines and resources specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils. It delivers culturally specific information to accompany the Smarter serve policy document. Smarter serve: good food for our community aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils and councils with a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to have access to resources that will enable them to provide culturally relevant bush tucker and healthy eating guidelines.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 7 October 2013
 
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