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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Working together for healthier Mullewa kids

 

Overview

This program documents a school-based nutrition project which aimed to increase students' capacity to make informed decisions about healthy eating in the town of Mullewa, Western Australia (WA).

Mullewa District High School employed an Aboriginal Nutrition Worker who collaborated with a nutritionist from the Department of Health, WA to implement the program. Positive results were observed in the community. The school considered the Aboriginal Nutrition Worker to be so valuable that they have continued to fund for the position through their core funding.

Abstract adapted from the Department for Communities, Western Australia

Contacts

Department for Communities
Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 6551 8700
Fax: (08) 6552 1555
Email: info@communities.wa.gov.au

Related publications

Cox K, Simpson S (2003)

Partners in health - working together for healthier Mullewa kids [abstract].

Paper presented at the Leap 03 - WA Health Promotion Conference. 3-4 April, Fremantle

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Last updated: 14 November 2013
 
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