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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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Nutrition physical activity program

Nutrition & Physical Activity Program


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


Nutrition physical activity program

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


Nutrition physical activity program

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


Nutrition physical activity program

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


Nutrition physical activity program

Food Supply

  • Fruit and vegetable promotion

  • Remote indigenous stores and takeaways

    • Supporting stores licensing

    • Market Basket Survey

    • Staff training


Nutrition physical activity program

Participation in regular physical activity

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


Nutrition physical activity program

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


Nutrition physical activity program

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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