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The Soft Drink Consumption in Aboriginal Communities Project was a collaboration between the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) and Diabetes WA. The aim of the project is to investigate the extent of the soft drink consumption problems among Indigenous peoples and to identify additional policy solutions.
In 2011 Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin received advice about how to encourage people in the remote areas to consume less soft drink. One of the policy responses has been to install water bubblers in Indigenous communities. The high consumption of soft drinks and other sugary drinks are associated with a number of health problems, including overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and dental caries.
Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia
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This infographic was produced as part of the Soft drink consumption in Aboriginal communities project, which aimed to investigate the extent of soft drink consumption problems among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Western Australia, and to identify additional policy solutions.
This infographic presents key facts on soft drink consumption in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and additionally provides some information on potable water.
The infographic was produced by Diabetes WA, the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA), and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract