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Quantum Consulting Australia (2008)

Indigenous sport and culture plan for the communities of the Kullarri region, the Western Desert region and the Tjurabalan region (COAG East Kimberley Trial Site).

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Sport and Recreation


Department of Health and Community Services (2006)

Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Action Plan 2007-2012.

Casuarina, NT: Department of Health and Community Services

The Northern Territory Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan 2007-2012 follows on the Northern Territory Food and Nutrition Policy - Action Plan 2001-2006 and continues the practical implementation of the Northern Territory Food and Nutrition Policy 1996 and the 5 Year Strategic Vision Improved nutritional status and health of Territorians. The primary target groups for nutrition interventions outlined in this action plan are:

  • women of child bearing age
  • children under five years
  • school aged children
  • Indigenous people, particularly in remote communities

Priority areas outlined in the report include:

  • maternal and child nutrition
  • nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • nutrition of children under five years
  • nutrition of school aged children
  • food supply
  • availability, affordability and adequate consumption of core foods in remote communities
  • commercial and non-commercial food services
  • fruit and vegetable consumption
  • participation in regular physical activity
  • healthy weight for all
  • prevention and management of chronic disease

The main role of the NPA team in the implementation of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan 2006-2011 is in capacity building through:

  • training
  • support
  • communication and networking
  • promotion and advocacy
  • monitoring and surveillance

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Public Health Forum (2006)

Be Active Queensland 2006-2010: a framework for health sector action for physical activity in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Last updated: 2 March 2018
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