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Selecting interventions for food security in remote Indigenous communities

Posted on: 7 January, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 1, January 2013 – March 2013
Related to Nutrition Remote Rural

Pollard C (2013)
Selecting interventions for food security in remote Indigenous communities
In: Farmar-Bowers Q, Higgins V, Millar J, eds. Food security in Australia. New York: Springer: 97-112

Improving the food security of people living in remote Indigenous communities is an identified priority of Australian Governments. As Indigenous Australians suffer a disproportionate burden from diet-related diseases, improved food security will result in health gains.

The community store plays a key role in the provision of food and other services in remote Indigenous communities. This chapter focuses on the potential role of community stores to improve food and nutrition security and subsequent health outcomes. It describes store-based government policy approaches to improving the nutrition and health of Aboriginal people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract