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The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program's vision was to improve the nutritional status and health of Territorians.
Its work was guided by the Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan 2007-2012, and the program's priority areas of action were:
The focus of the program was on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and management of people with nutrition related conditions. In urban areas, services also included individual and group consultations through community care centres.
Abstract adapted from Department of Health Northern Territory
Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
Department of Health
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8985 8021 (nutrition)
Ph: (08) 8985 8025 (physical activity)
The Northern Territory Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan 2007-2012 follows on the Northern Territory Food and Nutrition Policy - Action Plan 2001-2006 and continues the practical implementation of the Northern Territory Food and Nutrition Policy 1996 and the 5 Year Strategic Vision Improved nutritional status and health of Territorians. The primary target groups for nutrition interventions outlined in this action plan are:
Priority areas outlined in the report include:
The main role of the NPA team in the implementation of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan 2006-2011 is in capacity building through:
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