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Eat strong: good food for health

Posted on: 9 May, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 2, April 2012 – June 2012
Related to Closing the gap Chronic conditions Health promotion Nutrition

Rural Health Education Foundation (2012)
Eat strong: good food for health [DVD]
Canberra: Rural Health Education Foundation

Prevention of chronic disease is key to closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Good nutrition helps prevent chronic disease.

Eat strong: good food for health showcases some health promotion and community development programs in rural and remote Australia that aim to improve health and nutrition in Indigenous communities. Panel members are Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Director of the Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit and Anthea Fawcett, Founder and Director of the Remote Indigenous Gardens Network.

Featured programs include:

  • Tucker  buddies, Bulla Community, Northern Territory
  • Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation fruit and  vegetable program, Grafton, Maclean and Yamba, NSW
  • Horticulture course and community garden project, Kimberley Training Institute, Broome Campus, WA

Adapted from Rural Health Education Foundation abstract

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