Education and lifeskills

Although nutrition education alone will not improve food security or dietary intake [5920] it can be effective when combined with a range of other strategies. Nutrition education in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities generally aims to increase food and nutrition knowledge, skills and/or abilities and have ranged from structured workshops to less formal information sessions [19395][3124][1027][641]. Food literacy and cooking programs are particularly important for improving participants’ food security by developing cooking, shopping and budgeting skills as well as reducing social isolation [31633][33800][33801]. Peer education strategies, where Aboriginal workers deliver nutrition activities for their own communities can be particularly effective [33804].

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