Education and lifeskills

Although nutrition education alone will not improve food security or dietary intake ref=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 ref=19395 ref=3124 ref=1027 ref=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 ref=31633 ref=33800 ref=33801. Peer education strategies, where Aboriginal workers deliver nutrition activities for their own communities can be particularly effective ref=33804.

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