Selecting interventions for food security in remote Indigenous communities

Selecting interventions for food security in remote Indigenous communities Book Section

Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future

  • Author(s): Pollard, Christina
  • Secondary Author(s): Farmar-Bowers, Quentin, Higgins, Vaughan, Millar, Joanne
  • Published: 2013
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-4484-8

Abstract: Improving the food security of people living in remote Indigenous communities is an identified priority of Australian Governments. As Indigenous Australians suffer a disproportionate burden from diet-related diseases, improved food security will result in health gains. This chapter describes a practical approach to developing and selecting interventions to improve food security in remote Indigenous communities. Food security interventions aim to achieve a secure, sustainable and healthy food supply to remote Indigenous communities with increased purchase and consumption of a healthy diet by community members as the outcome. Therefore, the menu of interventions must address both supply and demand issues. Policy makers need to take three simple, yet difficult steps when choosing which interventions are suitable to improve public health. Firstly, define the problem; secondly, consider ‘what could or should be done?’; and thirdly, appraise a full range of intervention options to choose the most effective in the real world.

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Pollard, Christina, 2013, Selecting interventions for food security in remote Indigenous communities, Book Section, viewed 17 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=13883.

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