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Latest nutrition review

  • 27 February

    The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (HealthInfoNet) at Edith Cowan University has published a new Review of nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides detailed information on food, diet and nutritional health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and includes data for diet-related conditions, morbidity, mortality and burden of disease. 


    This review highlights the importance of nutrition promotion and the prevention of diet-related disease, and provides information on relevant programs, services, policies and strategies that help improve food supply, diet and nutritional health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


    Lead Author, Professor Amanda Lee, is a Senior Advisor at the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre at the Sax Institute and has more than 35 years' experience as a practitioner and academic in nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and public health policy.


    HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, says 'This review written by Professor Amanda Lee and Kathy Ride (HealthInfoNet Research Team Leader) shows the important role nutrition plays in health. As we see in many areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, community control has been shown to be critical for the success of nutrition programs.'


    Check the review out here.


     


    Kind Regards


    Michelle Elwell



    Senior Research Officer
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet