Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Food security and health in rural and remote Australia

Posted on: 21 November, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Nutrition Policies Remote Rural

National Rural Health Alliance, Brooke F (2016)
Food security and health in rural and remote Australia
Canberra: Rural Industries R&D Corporation

This report describes and analyses the prevalence of food insecurity in Australia and the consequent adverse implications for the health and productivity of individuals and communities. It also highlights the prevalence of food insecurity in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It describes the human health effects of food insecurity, and explores the policy and program settings currently in place to try to address it nationally and in the various jurisdictions. It then considers the means by which the challenges might be better managed. Finally, based on the evidence presented, the report proposes options for dealing with food insecurity in Australia.

Abstract from National Rural Health Alliance

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