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Remote Indigenous stores and takeaways project
The Remote Indigenous stores and takeaways (RIST) project was established in 2005 by the SA, WA, NT, QLD, NSW and Australian Government Health Departments to improve access to a healthy food supply for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander People in remote communities. The project builds on other initiatives to establish and improve standards for 'healthy' remote stores. To reach the goals of the project, the following resources have been developed:
- Guidelines for stocking healthy food
- Maximizing the shelf-life of fruit and vegetables
- Marketing ideas for healthy food
- Healthy fast food
- Checklist: How healthy is your Store?
- Checklist: How healthy is your Takeaway?
- Freight improvement toolkit
- Heart Foundation Buyer's Guide for managers of remote stores and takeaways
- Keeping track of healthy food
- Fruit and vegetable quantity spreadsheet (not yet available)
Dr Joy Eshpeter
Public Health Section
Better Health Care Branch
Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Ph: (02) 6289 5772
Fax: (02) 6289 5911
Mob: 0423 022 920
Gregoriou A, Leonard D (2010)
RIST: evaluation of the remote Indigenous stores and takeaways resources in Queensland and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia.
Cairns: Queensland Health