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New to Indigenous health? Dietetics and nutrition with Indigenous communities: a starting point

Posted on: 2 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Cultural ways Nutrition

Indigenous Nutrition Interest Group (2015)
New to Indigenous health? Dietetics and nutrition with Indigenous communities: a starting point
Canberra: Dietitians Association of Australia

This resource is intended for dietitians and nutritionists who are new to the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and would like to learn more about working with these communities.

The resource is applicable to dietitians and nutritionists with any level of experience, and can be used by anyone working in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and nutrition. The resource contains useful information for a number of professions, particularly students.

The resource has been written with the intention of providing a starting point for continuing professional development and reflective practice in this area. There are seven key topics covered:

  • your personal beliefs, perceptions and background and their influence on your practice
  • health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities – the evidence base
  • developing relationships with your community
  • getting to know the community
  • what is the capacity of my role?
  • accessing further support when feeling ‘lost’
  • where to next?

The resource was developed by the Indigenous Nutrition Interest Group from the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Abstract adapted from the Dietitians Association of Australia

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