Report

Summary of nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Diet Indigenous health Food affordability Nutrition Australia
Description

This summary provides an overview of key information on nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. It also provides an overview of the historical factors relating to the nutrition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the social and economic, geographical and environmental factors that contribute to poor diet and nutrition.

Key Findings:

  • There are metabolic differences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that can put them at higher risk of chronic diseases. Social disadvantage is also one of the causes
  • Healthy foods are less available, less affordable and less accessible in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia.
  • It is vital that Australia continues to develop policies and political reforms (changes) to address the nutrition, food security and diet-related health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Reforms should be evidence-based and developed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Publication Details
ISBN:

978-0-6485071-9-2

License type:
CC BY-NC-ND