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Garden Tucker Program



The Garden Tucker Program (GTP) was a collaborative program ran by the Girudala Community Cooperative Society and Health Promotion Connections in North Queensland, aiming to improve healthy eating practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Bowen, Collinsville and Burdekin regions, North Queensland.

The Garden Tucker Program was a multi‐strategy program that included:

The Garden Tucker Program was successful in giving participants hands on experience of small scale fruit and vegetable production. The concept behind the multi‐strategic approach to nutrition promotion was community generated and has provided learning opportunities for individuals and families. Working group members have identified significant learnings from this project and are using these to plan and implement future home gardening based nutrition promotion programs.

Abstract adapted from 11th National Rural Health Conference


Girudala Community Co-operative Society Ltd
50 George St
Bowen QLD 4805
Ph: (07) 4786 1000
Fax: (07) 4786 3136

Related publications

Hansen K, Walker B, Nahow J (2011)

Garden Tucker program.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 10-13 April 2011, Cairns


Last updated: 2 August 2017
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