Abstract: Much of the ill health of Australian indigenous populations can be attributed to diet-related diseases. This community nutrition project is part of a wider renal screening and prevention program based in the Umoona aboriginal community in Coober Pedy in South Australia's far north. The nutrition project facilitates the capacity of the Umoona aboriginal community to identify and redress nutrition-related issues considered important in improving their overall health status. Project nutritionists developed and implemented a specialized nutrition training program with the Umoona aboriginal health workers. The nutritionists were responsive to requests from community groups to provide nutrition expertise and support in program development. Individual nutrition counseling for adults and children taking part in renal health screening was also provided. The aboriginal health workers reported increased nutritional knowledge and confidence in addressing nutrition-related issues within the community after nutrition training. Individual consultations and partnerships formed with community groups have increased awareness and prompted action to address the importance of nutrition in renal disease and overall health in the Umoona community. © 2002 by the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
Zeunert, Sally, Cerro, Nadia, Boesch, Lorinda, Duff, Marcelle, Shephard, Mark D., Jureidini, Kenneth F., Braun, Janice, 2002, Nutrition project in a remote Australian aboriginal community, Volume:12, Journal Article, viewed 03 April 2020, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=12996.