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Nutrition & Physical Activity Program. Where Public Health Nutritionists work. Darwin 1 urban nutritionist 4 remote nutritionists 1 Nutrition Advisor AHW Nhulunbuy 2 nutritionists Katherine 1 nutritionist Tennant Creek 1 nutritionist Alice Springs 1 urban nutritionist

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where public health nutritionists work
Where Public Health Nutritionists work
  • Darwin
    • 1 urban nutritionist
    • 4 remote nutritionists
    • 1 Nutrition Advisor AHW
  • Nhulunbuy
    • 2 nutritionists
  • Katherine
    • 1 nutritionist
  • Tennant Creek
    • 1 nutritionist
  • Alice Springs
    • 1 urban nutritionist
    • 6 remote nutritionists
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The Nutrition and Physical Activity Team

  • The main role of the team is the implementation of the NT Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan by capacity building through:
  • Training
  • Support
  • Communication and networking
  • Promotion and advocacy
  • Monitoring and surveillance
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Nutrition & Physical Activity Program

Action Plan 2007 - 2012

  • Priorities for action
    • Maternal and child nutrition
    • Food Supply
    • Participation in regular physical activity
    • Healthy weight for all
    • Prevention and management of preventable chronic diseases
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Maternal and Child Nutrition

  • Antenatal education sessions
  • Infant feeding
  • Healthy Under 5’s program
  • Schools
  • in-servicing teachers
  • nutrition education sessions
  • implementing policy for canteens
  • Childcare and playgroups
      • in-servicing staff
          • menu planning
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Food Supply

  • Fruit and vegetable promotion
  • Remote indigenous stores and takeaways
    • Supporting stores licensing
    • Market Basket Survey
    • Staff training
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Participation in regular physical activity

  • Community activities – walking groups, activities with sport and rec officers, other activity programs
slide8

Healthy Weight for All

  • Eat Better, Move More – healthy weight and physical activity program for remote communities
    • development of facilitators’ manual and training program for indigenous facilitators
    • training and support for indigenous facilitators
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Prevention and management of preventable chronic disease

Resource development

Staff in-services

Group education

external partnerships
External Partnerships
  • DET – Childhood Healthy Weight Project
  • DEEWR – School Nutrition Program
  • FAHCSIA – Stores Licensing
  • Outback Stores
  • Research
    • Menzies
      • Good Food Systems Project
      • Remote Indigenous Perspectives of Physical Activity
    • Fred Hollows Foundation – Early Childhood Anaemia Project
participation on national committees
Participation on National Committees
  • National Healthy School Canteen Policy
  • Food and Nutrition Subcommittee of APHDPC
  • Healthy Communities Initiative – COAG Preventative Health Taskforce
  • National Food Security Strategy in Remote Indigenous Communities - COAG
  • Co-OPS Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites
  • National Network of Physical Activity Taskforces
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