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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Dietary guidelines for Australian adults (2003)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Description

The Dietary Guidelines for Australian adults is a 274 page report developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council to promote the potential benefits of healthy eating, not only to reduce the risk of diet-related disease but also to improve the community's health and wellbeing.

The guidelines contain a section with information on the nutrition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It acknowledges that the Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults, the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia, incorporating the Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers and the Dietary Guidelines for Older Australians are relevant to Indigenous Australians. However, there are two additional recommendations for Australia's Indigenous peoples:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

The Dietary Guidelines for Australian adults is a useful document which can provide background information for nutritionists, students and health workers. Although some of the statistical information is now out of date, the background information and rationales for the recommendations are still valid. It also contains the recommended dietary guidelines for Indigenous Australians. There have been no updates to this document.

Contact details

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Last updated: 19 April 2013
 
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