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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating: educator's resource (2005)


Northern Territory Government


Northern Territory Government




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This educator's resource is a tool to help health workers educate people in their communities about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating is designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people understand the importance of choosing a balanced and varied healthy diet.

The booklet shows how much food is required from each food group on a daily basis for good nutrition and health. It explains how healthy eating throughout life can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity. The foods in the booklet are readily available at stores, and also include some local bushfood and seafood.

There are a flyer and brochure that can be used in conjunction with the booklet:

This publication is more than five years of age and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.

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When to use this resource

The educator's resource booklet has been designed to assist health professionals educate others about eating for good health. It can be used to provide background information to health workers and other health professionals about healthy eating and to provide a starting point from which to develop a presentation or workshop on healthy eating. It can used for individual, family or group activities.

Contact details

This resource is available in hardcopy only for people working in the Northern Territory.

To order copies of this resource:
Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
Northern Territory Government Department of Health
Ph: (08) 8999 2400

If you are not from NT you can download copies of the resource from the government website (see links below).



Last updated: 7 February 2018
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