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Remote Indigenous Stores and Takeaways Project – Resources

Posted on: 1 April, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 2, April 2008 - June 2008
Related to Nutrition

The Remote Indigenous Stores and Takeaways (RIST) Project was established in 2005 by the SA, WA, NT, QLD, NSW and Australian Government Health Departments to improve access to a healthy food supply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in remote communities. The project aims to establish and improve standards for ‘healthy’ remote stores. To reach the goals of the project, the following resources have been developed:

Guidelines for stocking healthy food

This resource provides guidelines for stocking healthy food in remote community stores. The resource explains how stores should provide a range of healthy foods and drinks for their customers, and consists of a checklist which outlines the minimum range of healthy foods that should be available in any store, regardless of its size.

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Maximizing the shelf-life of fruit and vegetables

This poster covers the key points to ensure perishable fruit and vegetables have a sustained shelf life. It has four clear bullet points supported by simple visuals to explain correct handling of produce, stocking and storing of produce, correct temperatures for storage, and the general maintenance of leafy greens.

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Marketing ideas for healthy food in remote community stores

This resource consist of a manual that provides ideas for promoting the sales of healthy food items. The manual provides a range of strategies to assist store owners in marketing healthy choices to their consumers. The overarching message is that increasing the sales of healthy food will in turn result in an increase in healthy eating.

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Healthy fast food

Healthy fast food is a manual with guidelines and recipes for takeaway outlets. The resource is aimed at managers and staff of remote Indigenous community stores and takeaways and others who work with them. The resource provides practical tips and advice on how stores and takeaways can promote and support healthy eating in remote communities. The information is clear and easy to read, and includes: a recommended minimum range of menu items; daily menu suggestions; preparation and cooking tips; a healthy takeaway checklist; basic cooking tips; easy recipes; a menu and work flow planning guide; and a food safety section.

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Checklist: How healthy is your store?

This checklist is a tool used to assess a store’s capacity to support a healthy food supply. Store owners should aim to tick as many boxes as possible on the sections relating to nutrition, management, and promotion and marketing of healthy store products.

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Checklist: How healthy is your takeaway?

This checklist provides a way for owners to quickly assess how healthy their takeaway outlet is. The checklist is designed to be used every few months to track improvements over time. Takeaway outlet owners should aim to tick as many boxes as possible on the sections relating to nutrition, promotion and management of takeaway outlet products.

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Freight improvement toolkit

This resource is a guide for remote Indigenous communities and others along the food supply chain, to improve freight transport of healthy foods to remote Indigenous community stores. This toolkit is a two-part document that is intended to give people using freight services in remote Australian communities the information necessary to get the best out of the service provided. Part A outlines background information on the opportunities and pitfalls of perishable goods transport. Part B includes practical tables and examples to help individuals involved in the industry understand their personal situation and improve their current methods.

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Contact details:

  • Richard Sager, Project Manager, Remote Indigenous Stores and Takeaways (RIST) Project, ph: (08) 8985 8023, email: richard.sager@nt.gov.au
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