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A Framework to Inform Food-related Policy in Remote Indigenous Communities



Poor nutrition is linked to the poor health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote communities. Affordability of food is a key driver in food choice. There is mounting evidence for the use of pricing strategies to improve the nutritional quality of foods purchased in remote community stores. A Framework to Inform Food-related Policy in Remote Indigenous Communities aims to understand the role of evidence and expert opinion in contributing to the development of policy about remote food supply.

This project commenced in 2012 and is planned to be completed in 2016.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


Megan Ferguson
Chief Investigator
Menzies School of Health Research
John Mathews Building
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus

PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8946 8600
Fax: (08) 8946 8464

Related publications

Ferguson M, O'Dea K, Chatfield M, Moodie M, Altman J, Brimblecombe J (2016)

The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S21–S26


Last updated: 24 October 2016
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