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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Good food systems: good food for all



Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) implemented the Good food systems: good food for all project to help increase the availability, affordability and accessibility of healthy food in remote Aboriginal communities.

The project aimed to improve the ability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, health professionals and store employees to plan, monitor and take action to improve their food supply and people's access to food.

Four assessment tools have been developed:

The project is designed to involve remote Indigenous communities in the decision-making processes and support community store committees and food reference groups to:

Some key research findings include:

The project was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


Dr Julie Brimblecombe
Principal Investigator/Project Leader
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8577

Related publications

Menzies School of Health Research (2011)

Building capacity to improve food systems for better food security [Good Food for All project updates].

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

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


Last updated: 13 May 2015
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