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The aim of the Food across cultures project is to develop a unique nutrition education program that integrates western and Indigenous knowledge systems and experience. It is hoped this will empower Indigenous people toward more effective ways of communicating healthy eating and shopping messages and to improve the health of people in remote Indigenous communities.
The project aims to bring the Indigenous and western world views and food-related beliefs together to build an education resource. This resource will be evidence-based, culturally-appropriate and meaningful for all that use it. The package will be designed for use in remote Indigenous communities and adaptable to local situations.
Collaborating with Menzies School of Health Research on this project is Yalu' Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation and the Northern Territory Department of Health.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is funding this project which commenced in April 2012 and is set for completion in April 2014.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Susan Colles (Project Manager)
Menzies School of Health Research
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Darwin NT 0811
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Casuarina NT 0811
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