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The aim of the Nutrition promotion and education in remote stores project was to develop a culturally appropriate nutrition resource package for the promotion of nutrition in remote Indigenous community stores using shelf labels.
The project team from Menzies School of Health Research worked with four communities across Arnhem Land, Cape York, Central Australia and the Torres Strait. The aim was to gather information on current labelling systems in stores, how effective they were and if they were accepted in communities. They also aimed to find out what sort of tools were necessary and how to work with local people to develop culturally appropriate shelf label projects.
At each of the four sites the project team collaborated with local people, store staff, health professionals and other stakeholders. The information gathered was used to inform the development of a resource package which aims to assist health and nutrition staff to work with store staff and communities to develop and evaluate a program based on putting better labelling or 'shelf talkers' in community stores. As a result of the project a resource package was developed.
The Talking about shelf labels resource package can be used when:
The Remote stores project was funded through The Fred Hollows Foundation and ran from January 2011 to June 2012.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
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The Taking about shelf labels resource package was developed as part of the Menzies School of Health Research Nutrition promotion and education in remote stores project.
The project aimed to develop a practical and acceptable resource package for promoting nutrition in remote Indigenous community stores using shelf labels. The resulting flipchart and resource package from the project are designed to help communities promote healthy food items in stores to improve health and wellbeing.
The target audience for the package is remote nutritionists, health promotion staff or other health professionals or health workers, store staff or community workers with the support of someone with nutrition expertise.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract